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HER Number:MDV4366
Name:Cairn adjacent to the Stall Moor stone row, Cornwood

Summary

Cairn adjacent to the Stall Moor stone row to the west of the River Erme

Location

Grid Reference:SX 635 649
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of a badly damaged prehistoric cairn adjacent on the Stall Moor stone row on Erme Plains

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/104
  • Pastscape: 442159

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, 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.

Circular feature shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX66SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV156203.

(08/05/1950). Has a very large hollow in the centre. Diameter 15m, height 1m.
(10/08/1977) SX 6352 6495. A round cairn, measuring 13.8 to 14.6m diameter and 1.0m high. It lies on a false crest, adjacent to a stone row, SX 66 NW 20, and just above the River Erme, at 380m above OD, is constructed of small boulders, and has a central hollow, 0.7m deep. In fair condition, though a small shelter has been built on its north side. 1:10 000 Survey revised on MSD.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6364, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV155390.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 136 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 30th June 1976. Cornwood No. 9.

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

Visible and recorded.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 75-6, Map 55, Figure 55.7 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '2' at SX63516495 of 16.0 metres diameter by 1.5 metres high with a deep central hollow on the crest.

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

Feature shown on survey.

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

A disturbed stony round cairn on the slopes of Erme Plains 20 metres west of a stone row. This large cairn has an overall spread of 15 metres but much of its central fabric has been removed or remodelled into a hollowed structure giving the appearance of a crater with an internal diameter of 6.5 metres. The base of a rectangular shelter 2 metres by 1.2 metres has been constructed to the north of the crater within the outer fabric of the cairn.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155390Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6364. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV156203Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX66SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 136.
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. 75-6, Map 55, Figure 55.7.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124968 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5106Related to: Cairn at the northern end of Stall Moor stone row, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5102Related to: Cist and cairn on Brown Heath, Harford (Monument)
MDV28468Related to: Cist with retaining kerb on Stinger's Hill, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4309Related to: Stall Moor long stone row, Cornwood, Harford and Lydford Parishes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2021 1:06PM