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HER Number:MDV48885
Name:Cairn south of Hawks Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Cairn to the south of Hawks Tor in the field system to the north-west of Wotter

Location

Grid Reference:SX 551 621
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Collis, J., 1983, Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor, 50, Figure 2 & 4 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

Features 'A', 'B' and 'C'. 'A' is possibly a robbed house, circa 10 metres diameter. Cairn 'B' is a circa 0.5 metres high raised area and Cairn 'C' is a more sharply profiled feature circa 0.8 to 0.9 metres high and may be modern. Cairns 'B' and 'C' are cut by army trenches. Possibly part of earliest phase of Wotter Moor activity. In a row north-east to south-west and circa 50 to 100 metres apart.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 102-5, Map 48, Figure 48.4 (Monograph). SDV137656.

'Cairn ?' shown with a possible hut circle to the north on an eastern field boundary to the south of Hawks Tor within Shaugh Moor field system

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 102-5, Map 48, Figure 48.4.
SDV144058Article in Serial: Collis, J.. 1983. Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. A5 Paperback. 50, Figure 2 & 4.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV48890Related to: Enclosure 420 metres south-west of Beatland Corner, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV130515Related to: Hut circle south of Hawks Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2591Related to: Medieval field system north of Wotter (Monument)
MDV2590Related to: Shaugh Moor parallel reave field system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2021 12:46PM