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HER Number:MDV49460
Name:Cairn at east end of northern double stone row south-west of Hart Tor, Walkhampton

Summary

Cairn at the eastern end of the double stone row south-west of Hart Tor of 6.8 metres in diameter by 0.4 metres high. Kerb includes 15 orthostats with a diameter of 9 metres. Slight central hollow 4 metres square by 0.3 metres deep in mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 577 717
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE32
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/52/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 302
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24106
  • Old SAM Ref: 22297

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Rowe, S., 1848, Perambulation of Dartmoor, 205-6 (Monograph). SDV154476.

Wilkinson, J. G., 1862, On British Remains on Dartmoor, 36-7, Plate 1 (Article in Serial). SDV277122.

Spence Bate, C., 1870-1871, On the Prehistoric Antiquities of Dartmoor, 4 (Article in Serial). SDV277110.

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

Northern of two 'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map.

Worth, R. N., 1892, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor, 396-8 (Article in Serial). SDV237176.

10 out of 14 stones in retaining circle are standing.

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

Northern of two 'Cairns' shown on early 20th century map.

Worth, R. H., 1941, Retaining Circles Associated with Stone Rows, Dartmoor, 233, Figure 4 (Article in Serial). SDV251083.

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 295 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE32, SX57SE32 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219084.

Visited on 8th June 1950. Cairn with retaining circle at east end of double stone row. Cairn very nearly coincides with internal circumference of circle. Cairn is turf covered with hollow in centre.

Grinsell, L. V. + Mercer, 1973, Cairn at Hart Tor at Stone Rows (Report - Survey). SDV272201.

Visited on 25th April 1973. Cairn hollow towards centre. Diameter 9.5 metres, height 0.6 metres. South-west of Hart Tor.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 174, Walkhampton 12 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

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

Not visible on aerial photographs.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 54 78, f12 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Encircled cairn. Ring of orthostats 8.7 metres diameter around cairn 6.8 metres diameter and 0.5 metres high. Disturbed.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130687 & 15233 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(1992) Cairn with encircling kerb at east-north-east end of alignment. Mound measures 6.8 metres in diameter, 0.4 metres high. Kerb includes 15 orthostats, diameter 9 metres. Slight central hollow 4 metres square by 0.3 metres deep in mound.Cairn with encircling kerb at east-north-east end of alignment. Mound measures 6.8 metres in diameter, 0.4 metres high. Kerb includes 15 orthostats, diameter 9 metres. Slight central hollow 4 metres square by 0.3 metres deep in mound.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 58-9, 207, Map 46, Figure 46.5 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hart Tor double stone row cairn at SX57707170 of 9.3 metres diameter by 0.8 metres high. A circle of 14 tall slabs surrounds the cairn at the east end of the double stone row. Concentric circles were noticed within the mound in 1859 but are no longer visible.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns, 11, Figures 4-5 (Article in Serial). SDV272214.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997, 22 (Article in Serial). SDV225919.

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

Clearly visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-96 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 01/12/2019. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-96 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 290° showing grass/moss/heather covering.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Northern of two 'Cairns' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020129 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

A cairn with an encircling kerb stands at the east-north-east end of the double stone alignment. The mound measures 6.8 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high and the kerb includes 15 orthostats forming a ring with a diameter of 9 metres. A slight hollow in the centre of the mound suggests robbing or partial early excavation.

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. 58-9, 207, Map 46, Figure 46.5.
SDV154476Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1848. Perambulation of Dartmoor. 205-6.
SDV219084Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE32. SX57SE32. Card Index. SX57SE32.
SDV225919Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997. Meavy Valley Archaeology. A4 Stapled + Digital. 22.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 54 78, f12.
SDV237176Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1892. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 24. Digital. 396-8.
SDV251083Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1941. Retaining Circles Associated with Stone Rows, Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 73. 233, Figure 4.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 295.
SDV272201Report - Survey: Grinsell, L. V. + Mercer. 1973. Cairn at Hart Tor at Stone Rows.
SDV272214Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns. Meavy Valley Archaeology. 9. 11, Figures 4-5.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 174, Walkhampton 12.
SDV277110Article in Serial: Spence Bate, C.. 1870-1871. On the Prehistoric Antiquities of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 4. Digital. 4.
SDV277122Article in Serial: Wilkinson, J. G.. 1862. On British Remains on Dartmoor. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 18. Unknown. 36-7, Plate 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130687 & 15233.
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 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). [Mapped feature: #123091 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-96.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-96.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020129.

Associated Monuments

MDV58104Related to: Cairn 170 metres south-east of Black Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV4896Related to: Northern double stone row south-west of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV4895Related to: Southern single stone row south-west of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7517 - Survey of Hart Tor tin works
  • EDV7526 - Survey of Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Jan 6 2022 9:45AM