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HER Number:MDV4676
Name:Round cairn 270 metres west of Great Nodden, Bridestowe and Sourton

Summary

Cairn mound 17.3 metres in diameter and stands up to 1 metre high within the cemetery to the south-west of Great Nodden. Loose rubble covering the centre of the mound suggests that the cairn has been partially excavated or robbed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 536 874
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58NW6
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440522
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/41
  • Old SAM County Ref: 425
  • Old SAM Ref: 22332
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX58NW6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Barrow' shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Tumulus' shown on early 20th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1383 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Visible.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951/1974, SX58NW6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV236422.

(02/03/1951) SX 5361 8739 A cairn of small rock fragments partly overgrown with heather and much despoiled in centre. There is no sign of a cist. Diameter 13.5m, height 0.5m.
(09/10/1974) No change. Published survey 1:2500 revised.

Ancient Monuments, 1959, Schedule notes (Schedule Document). SDV236423.

(June 1959) Cairn west of Great Nodden. Crater in the centre. Moorland. Diameter of cairn 17.37m, height 610mm.

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

(13/09/1975) Truncated cairn. Diameter 15m, height 0.5m. Siting - hillslope.

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

Flat top, centre scooped out.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130936 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(21/04/1993) Cairn mound measures 17.3m in diameter and stands up to 1m high. Loose rubble covering the centre of the mound suggests that the cairn has been partially excavated or robbed.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 219-220, 245, Map 43, Figure 43.2 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Great Nodden cairn '13' at SX53608739 of 16.5 metres diameter by 1.0 metres high. Although much pitted in the centre it still stands a metre high and gives the appearance of originally being flat topped. This cairn is close to the railway embankment.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2024, Mastermap 2024 (Cartographic). SDV365834.

'Tumulus' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2024, National Heritage List for England, 1007647 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365835.

This monument includes a round cairn situated on the gentle west-facing slope of Great Nodden. The cairn mound measures 17.3 metres in diameter and stands up to 1 metre high. Loose rubble covering the centre of the mound suggests that the cairn has been partially excavated or robbed.

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. 219-220, 245, Map 43, Figure 43.2.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1383.
SDV236422Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951/1974. SX58NW6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV236423Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1959. Schedule notes. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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 130936.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV365834Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2024. Mastermap 2024. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV365835National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2024. National Heritage List for England. Website. 1007647.

Associated Monuments

MDV14524Part of: Cairnfield south of Great Nodden, Bridestowe and Sourton, Lydford (Monument)
MDV4625Related to: Ring cairn on Great Nodden summit, Bridestowe and Sourton (Monument)
MDV3174Related to: The Rattlebrook Peat Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 28 2024 3:04PM