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HER Number:MDV4268
Name:Alleged cairn, Cornwood


Worth (1945) recorded a cairn here, but it has not been seen since, either by the Ordnance Survey (1950/1977) or Grinsell (1978).


Grid Reference:SX 624 622
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW24
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442234
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1945, 64th Report on Barrows, 55 (Article in Serial). SDV167224.

At a distance of 10m centre to centre from the cairn at SX 62396221 lies a second cairn of about the same diameter, but more disturbed.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX66SW24 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV167065.

(31/03/1950) Nothing definitely resembling a cairn could be found in this area.
(01/08/1977) No trace of a second cairn could be found at the position given by Worth (1945), or in the immediate vicinity.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 133 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(30/06/1976) Could find no trace of disturbed cairn found by Worth.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on NMR photos.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167065Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX66SW24. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV167224Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1945. 64th Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 77. 55. [Mapped feature: #135118 ]
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 133.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV4267Related to: Cairn and cist north-east of Harrowthorn Plantation, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV15070Related to: Reave north of Harrowthorn Plantation, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2022 12:07PM