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HER Number:MDV48268
Name:Round cairn 600 metres south-west of Beardown Man

Summary

A cairn on the west bank of the Cowsic River consisting of a stony turf-covered mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 791
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE106
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/122/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 22254
  • Pastscape: 1065420
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 21/4/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Round cairn at SX59177924. Diameter 4.5 metres; height 0.8 metres. Traces of stone kerb visible on east edge.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 30/11/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. As described in 1994. The cairn survives in a stable condition.


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 cairn on the west bank of the Cowsic River consisting of a stony turf-covered mound.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1994 data (Website). SDV360651.

SX 59187920. A small cairn located on the steep east-facing slope above the right bank of Cowsic River, 300 metres east-north-east of Conies Down Tor. The turf-covered stony feature measures 3.9 metres (north-south) by 3.7 metres and survives to a maximum height of 0.6 metres. There are no obvious signs of disturbance. The kerb recorded by the SMR seems to be part of the stony fabric of the cairn which appears to consist solely of large boulders (citing Probert, S. A. J., 19/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 21/4/1992.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 30/11/2004.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1994 data.
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. [Mapped feature: #112634 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48267Related to: Hut circle east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV48271Related to: Hut circle on Conies Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2018 1:16PM