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HER Number:MDV4303
Name:Cairn south of Stalldown stone alignment, Cornwood


Cairn '2' (Butler) 200 metres south of the southern end of Stalldown stone alignment


Grid Reference:SX 632 618
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/56
  • Old SAM Ref: 10513

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2494/3051 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th March 1948.

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

Site visited on 31st August 1975. Cairn slight hollow centre, covered with scrub. Diameter 8.2metres, height 0.6 metres.

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

Visible on aerial photograph and recorded.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 61-62, Map 54, Figure 54.21 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '2' at SX63216185 of 8.2 metres diameter by 0.6 metres high to the south of Stalldown stone row.

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 200 metres south of the Stall Down stone row’s southern terminal. The stony, turf-covered roughly circular mound has a maximum diameter of 8.6 metres and is approximately 0.7 metres high. No evidence of stone embellishment has survived.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1012748 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Cairn 200 metres south of Stalldown stone alignment of 8 metres diameter by 1 metre high. Central hollow, probably a result of the grave having been opened. May be associated with terminus of alignment.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 442220, SX66SW20 (Website). SDV362732.

At SX 63226185 is a scrub-covered cairn situated on a south-west facing slope at 348.0 metres OD. It measures 8.0 metres in diameter with a height of 0.6 metres and is in fair condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 137.
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.
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. 61-62, Map 54, Figure 54.21.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2494/3051.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117086 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1012748.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442220, SX66SW20.

Associated Monuments

MDV4301Related to: Cairn on Stalldown to the east of Stalldown stone row, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4299Related to: Cairn to the east of the stone row on Stalldown, 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)
MDV4277Related to: Stalldown Stone Row, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2021 1:32PM