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HER Number:MDV4627
Name:Round cairn 470m south east of Sourton Tors

Summary

Round cairn, 11m diameter, 0.61m high. Situated with another round cairn and a stone circle se by e of sourton tor. Surface uneven, grass and heather (a. Mons). Vis=2/3/1951 (os) heather covered cairn, 10.5m diameter. One or two stones of retaining circle visible. Vis=-/4/1966 (ancient monuments) one of two cairns and stone circle east of sourton tors. Vis=22/3/1982 (robinson) doe field monument warden visit.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 546 894
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58NW9
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440531
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 606
  • Old SAM Ref: 24057

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX58NW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV234548.

(02/03/1951) The remains of a cairn, SX 54608942, which has been disturbed in the past - now heather covered. Diameter 10.5m, height 0.5m. One or two stones of the retaining circle are still visible but there is no trace of a cist to be seen.
(No doubt, this is one of the cairns known to Worth (personal comment? Worth, R. H., 07/12/1948) but recorder found no others in the locality).
Located and surveyed on Field Document.

Ancient Monuments, 1966, Schedule notes (Schedule Document). SDV234546.

April 1966 One of two cairns and stone circle east of Sourton Tors. Round cairn, 11m diameter, 0.61m high. Situated with another round cairn and a stone circle south-east by east of Sourton Tor. Surface uneven, grass and heather.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 133 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(13/09/1975) Mutilated cairn, diameter 10.0m, height 0.3m.

Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342809.

(Visited 22/03/1982) Field Monument Warden visit.

Robinson, R., 1982, Site No. 10625, Site no 10625 (Report - Assessment). SDV234549.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 129088 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(30/04/1993) Cairn mound is flat-topped, measures 9.7m in diameter and stands up to 0.6m high. A number of shallow hollows in the surface of the mound, suggest partial early excavation or robbing.
[This cairn is described by Grinsell and is mapped by the Ordnance Survey, but is not the one described in the English Heritage records office Scheduled Ancient Monument report for site No. 10625 (see Robinson)].

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 151 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 151.
SDV234546Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1966. Schedule notes. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV234548Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX58NW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV234549Report - Assessment: Robinson, R.. 1982. Site No. 10625. English Heritage Records Office SAM Report. Unknown. Site no 10625.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 133.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 129088.
SDV342809Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV4626Related to: Stone circle south-east of Sourton Tors (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2021 1:14PM