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HER Number:MDV42776
Name:Cairn north-east of Harford Moor Gate.


This cairn occupies a prominent position on the brow of a hill and is one of two north-west of Harford Moor Gate. Measures 13 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height, it is turf-covered and has a retaining kerb.


Grid Reference:SX 644 596
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV167173.

Cairn with hollow at centre and traces of a retaining circle. Sited on a hillslope. Diam 7m, heig 0.3m. Vis=-/-/1976 (grinsell). Vis=-/4/1976 and -/5/1977 (hankin). Cairn 2, ne of cairn 1 (see sx65nw/48) at c 100m, a mound of grass covered stones, hollow centred, scattered stones around the mound suggest an enclosing circle, the diameter of which is 7.5m-7.8m (hankin). Vis=not visible on 1946 raf ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167174.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167175.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167176.

Des=parish checklist.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Location of this and the cairn to the north-east visible on the aerial photograph, although can't be discerned on the other versions of the aerial photography.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Cairn depicted on the modern mapping and this location matches the 1999-2000 aerial photographs. The scheduled area has been plotted 30 metres to the north-east.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This cairn occupies a prominent position on the brow of a hill, its relationship to other ceremonial and settlement monuments in this part of Erme Valley, including Bullaven Reave which lies immediately to the north, indicates the wealth of evidence for prehistoric activity on this part of the Moor.
This cairn, one of two north-west of Harford Moor Gate, is 13m in diameter and 0.3m in height, it is turf-covered and has a retaining kerb.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167173Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV167174Migrated Record:
SDV167175Migrated Record:
SDV167176Migrated Record:
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #91473 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2021 1:19PM