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HER Number:MDV4594
Name:Cairn 120 metres south-east of Langstone Moor stone circle

Summary

Round cairn measures 5.3 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.3 metres high. Traces of a kerb are visible around the outer edge of the mound. Excavations carried out by the Dartmoor Barrow Committee revealed a pit cut into the subsoil, but no artefacts.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 557 781
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 14
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/28/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 20382
  • Pastscape: 439609
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 112 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1955, SX57NE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV273369.

Cairn (remains of). In position as shown on field sheet. Dimater 4.8 metres, height 0.4 metres. Turf covered, mutilated, no trace of retaining circle (10/7/1950).
Cairn - not a barrow (08/05/1955).


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(22/6/1974) Cairn; remains of retaining circle, noted 1898, not now visible. Excavated in 1898 revealed central pit with no traces of interment. Diameter 4.5 metres, height 0.2 metres.


Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, 5, Figs 1 & 2 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Cairn No. 10.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

The cairn was heavily disturbed in the 19th century but is now in a stable condition. Stone circle or kerb described by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1898 is no longer visible.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Map object based on this source.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn visible on aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.


Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360515.

The cairn was heavily disturbed in the 19th century but is now in a stable condition. Stone circle or kerb described by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1898 is no longer visible.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

This monument includes two round cairns aligned north-east to south-west and situated prominently on a hill crest overlooking the valley of the river Walkham.
The northern cairn mound measures 5.3 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.3 metres high. Traces of a kerb are visible around the outer edge of the mound. Excavations carried out by the Dartmoor Barrow Committee revealed a pit cut into the subsoil, but no artefacts.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape, 1978 data (Website). SDV359964.

On the south-east slope of Langstone Moor, at approximately 447.0 metres OD, is a grass-covered cairn 5.5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It has been mutilated by the remains of a kerb /or peristalith are still visible.
Revised at 1:10 000 on PFD (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, 14/09/1978).


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 10/01/2018 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A turf covered round cairn to the south of the Langstone Moor stone circle, which was heavily disturbed in the 19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. 5, Figs 1 & 2.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 161.
SDV273369Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1955. SX57NE14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 112.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1978 data.
SDV360515Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 10/01/2018.

Associated Monuments

MDV69494Related to: Cairn on Langstone Moor circa 100 metres south-east of the Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV4226Related to: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV4593Related to: Round cairn 120 metres south-east of Langstone Moor stone circle (Monument)
MDV4595Related to: Round cairn 25 metres south of Langstone Moor stone circle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2018 12:50PM