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HER Number:MDV4390
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


Cairn on watern tor (diam 5.5m, height 500mm) granite slab (length 1.5m, widt 1.0m, thick 250mm).


Grid Reference:SX 629 868
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/24
  • Old SAM Ref: 28661

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=30/7/1976 (grinsell) shown on os as cairn, but seems to be a natural outcrop.

DIAM 5.5M, HEIGHT 500MM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239085.

Cairn on watern tor (diam 5.5m, height 500mm) granite slab (length 1.5m, widt 1.0m, thick 250mm).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239089.

Not visible on raf 1947 ap (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV239090.

Vis=-/-/1997 (ancient monuments) at sx62908681. Round cairn survives as flat topped, oval mound, 5.5m by 5m by 0.7m high. Large granite slab denotes ne edge (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239091.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239092.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)144.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239093.

Des=ancient monuments/(-/-/1997)/as above.

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

Vis=12/9/1951 (os) a small heather covered cairn of granite stones. There is no depression in the centre to suggest that the cairn has been opened. There is a large flat slab of granite partly buried on ne side of cairn. It might be a displaced coverstone for a cist.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV239085Migrated Record: DIAM 5.5M, HEIGHT 500MM.
SDV239089Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV239090Report - Survey: AM.
SDV239091Migrated Record:
SDV239092Migrated Record:
SDV239093Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:03PM