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HER Number:MDV4299
Name:Cairn to the east of the stone row on Stalldown, Cornwood

Summary

Cairn to the east of the stone row on Stalldown

Location

Grid Reference:SX 632 624
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/52
  • Old SAM County Ref: 461
  • Old SAM Ref: 10509

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map.

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 289 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

There are two other cairns abreast the stone row north of the retaining circle, one to the east and one to the west.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6362 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165685.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 137, Cornwood 20 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 31st August 1975. Cairn on the slope with four stones of retaining circle remaining. Diameter 10.9 metres, height 0.6metres.

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

Cairn visible and recorded.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 83 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Indication of a stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 60-61, Map 54, Figure 54.20 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn 4 to the east of Stalldown stone row is 11.5 metres by 0.4 metres high wth no stones visible around it. It had been dug into at the centre.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A round cairn on Stall Down, 43 metres east of the Stone Row. The stony, turf-covered roughly circular mound has a maximum diameter of 11 metres and is approximately 0.5 metres high. No evidence of stone embellishment has survived.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 442208, SX66SW16 (Website). SDV362732.

A grass-covered flat-topped cairn at SX 63286245 measures 12.0 metres in diameter and 0.9 metres high. The centre has been excavated.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165685Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6362.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 83.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 289.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 137, Cornwood 20.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 60-61, Map 54, Figure 54.20.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442208, SX66SW16.

Associated Monuments

MDV4303Related to: Cairn south of Stalldown stone alignment, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4298Related to: Cairn to the west of Stalldown stone row, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4300Related to: Cairn touching the eastern side of the Stalldown stone row, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127226Related to: Small pool near Staldon Stone row (Monument)
MDV4277Related to: Stone row on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2020 1:15PM