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HER Number:MDV4305
Name:Cairn south-east of Lower Piles


The remains of a small cairn with a retaining circle 6.0m diameter.


Grid Reference:SX 645 602
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/58
  • Old SAM Ref: 10524

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157184.

Worth, r. H. /tda/49(1917)80/.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157185.

Des=parish checklist/harford.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157186.

Des=worksheet/parish file/harford 7.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157187.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)140.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157188.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1912)p400.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157189.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV157190.

Aph=nmr sx6460/3(8/4/1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157191.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)83.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157192.

Des=os 6" (1906) 119se.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

To the north west of the kistvaen is a small cairn of 20' diameter (worth). Vis=24/3/1950 (os). The remains of a small cairn with a retaining circle 6.0m diameter. Vis=8/6/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). All that remains is a small grass covered ring of earth and stones, mostly earth. Diameter e-w 8.8m, n-s 7.8m. Height 0.2m. Altitude 290m. Vis=3/8/1977 (os). A small round cairn 8.4m diameter and 0.6m high. The centre has been disturbed to a depth of 0.5m. No indication of a retaining circle. Vis=24/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn with retaining circle of which seven stones remain. Diameter 5.4m, height 0.3m. Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments).9m diam mound with retaining kerb of 7 stones giving total diam of 13m.0.5m high (am). Vis=indication of a stone ring/ringcairn beneath cairn (turner). Vis=os 6" (1906) map indicates this as a hut circle (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157184Migrated Record:
SDV157185Migrated Record:
SDV157186Migrated Record:
SDV157187Migrated Record:
SDV157188Migrated Record:
SDV157189Migrated Record:
SDV157190Aerial Photograph:
SDV157191Migrated Record:
SDV157192Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV4256Related to: Cist and retaining kerb south-east of Lower Piles (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:02PM