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HER Number:MDV4302
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Cornwood

Summary

Hillson's house. Vis=31/3/1950 (os). A large cairn, this barrow has been badly mutilated. Approximately 20.0m diameter and 1.5m high. Vis=31/8/1975 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn, surmounted by remains of a rectangular hut. Rushes around the circumference suggest ditch. Diameter 20m, height 1.8m. Vis=10/8/1977 (os). Large flat-topped cairn of boulders. Diameter 17.5m, height 1.7m. Mutilated by buildings on top. Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (ancient monuments). Large stone cairn, 17.5m diameter, 2m high with a (later) shelter built of stones from the cairn surmounting it. Vegetation suggests ditch. Size and prominent position on stalldown indicate it has always been a significant landmark (am).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 622
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/55
  • Old SAM Ref: 10511

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV157222.

Hillson's house. Vis=31/3/1950 (os). A large cairn, this barrow has been badly mutilated. Approximately 20.0m diameter and 1.5m high. Vis=31/8/1975 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn, surmounted by remains of a rectangular hut. Rushes around the circumference suggest ditch. Diameter 20m, height 1.8m. Vis=10/8/1977 (os). Large flat-topped cairn of boulders. Diameter 17.5m, height 1.7m. Mutilated by buildings on top. Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (ancient monuments). Large stone cairn, 17.5m diameter, 2m high with a (later) shelter built of stones from the cairn surmounting it. Vegetation suggests ditch. Size and prominent position on stalldown indicate it has always been a significant landmark (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157223.

Osa=sx66sw19/section,photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157224.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)137.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV157225.

Aph=nmr sx6362/1(22/4/1976).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157222Report - Survey: AM.
SDV157223Migrated Record:
SDV157224Migrated Record:
SDV157225Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2019 2:07PM