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HER Number:MDV48896
Name:Round cairn between Spanish Lake and Hen Tor Brook

Summary

A small cairn on the ridge crest between Spanish Lake and Hen Tor Brook. Apparently undisturbed, it measures 4.0m in diameter and 0.3m high. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist or retaining kerb though some stones do protrude through the turf covering of the mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 649
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 218
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/428
  • Old SAM Ref: 24231
  • Pastscape: 1358048

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140755140755 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(15/04/1995 ) SX 5815 6496 round cairn. Possibly of historic date though appearance and proximity to Bronze Age features suggest a prehistoric date. Diameter 4.3m, 0.6m high.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 164; Map 51 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(21/03/2002) SX 5814 6497. A small cairn on the ridge crest between Spanish Lake and Hen Tor Brook. Apparently undisturbed, it measures 4.0m in diameter and 0.3m high. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist or retaining kerb though some stones do protrude through the turf covering of the mound.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(11/03/2020) Conditioned assessed as moderate; substantial vegetation encroachment is affecting this feature.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Image taken during March 2020 visit.

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. 164; Map 51.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140755140755.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #124280 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2412Related to: Hut circle or ring cairn by the Willings Wall Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2020 9:35AM