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HER Number:MDV4595
Name:Round cairn 25 metres south of Langstone Moor stone circle

Summary

Cairn measures 4.2 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.35 metres high. Excavations by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1901 revealed a pit below the mound, but no artefacts.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 781
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 3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/54
  • Old SAM Ref: 20381
  • Pastscape: 439575

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.

One of three small cairns on Langstone Moor. Small barrow, much ruined. Interment hole in the calm, contained nothing but soil. The pit measured 0.5 metres square, 0.3 metres deep.


Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 111 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Cairn with a pit sunk in the subsoil, Langstone Moor.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57NE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV273264.

Cairn with pit, Langstone Moor. This cairn is mentioned in article in the Transactions (1902) and no information about its position, contents etc. is given.
Visited 02/10/1950. Cairn could not be found.


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

Small cairn excavated by Baring-Gould: pit, containing soil only.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1940s vertical aerial photographs of the area.


Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, 5, figure 3 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Small cairn to the south-west of the stone circle on Langstone Moor shown on the English Heritage survey of 2003.


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

A small turf mound as described by Ordnance Survey (1978 Field Investigators Comments). Condition is stable.


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

A small turf mound as described by Ordnance Survey (1978 Field Investigators Comments). Condition is stable.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.


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

This monument includes a round cairn situated prominently on a hill crest overlooking the valley of the river Walkham. The cairn mound measures 4.2 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.35 metres high. Excavations by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1901 revealed a pit below the mound, but no artefacts.


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

There is a cairn at SX 55627816 which may be Worth's 'small barrow'. It is a turf-covered mound of stones, 3.0 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high, mutilated on the south east side by a small pit and a trench. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD (citing Quinnell, N. V., 12/10/78, Field Investigators Comments).


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

A 3.0 metre diameter cairn on Langstone Moor with disturbance on the south-east side in the form of a small pit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 111.
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, figure 3.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 161.
SDV273264Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57NE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 112.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #92662 ]
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.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV4594Related to: Cairn 120 metres south-east of Langstone Moor stone circle (Monument)
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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7240 - A Gradiometer Survey at Langstone Moor Stone Circle (Ref: R-DNP03-2803)
  • 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 20 2018 10:38AM