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HER Number:MDV49509
Name:Cairn at end of stone row south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor


Indications of a retaining circle c 6.1m diam at e end of stone row (worth 1946).


Grid Reference:SX 575 639
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/13/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 560B
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24229
  • Old SAM Ref: 10663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


This structure is described by the national trust inventory and depicted by the ordnance survey as a stone circle. A mound is however clearly visible and this feature should therefore be properly considered as a cairn (mpp).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Stone circle aligned right of centre at e end of stone row.5.5m diam 8 stones standing (turner).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5615.

Vis=estimated -/-/1987 (national trust) defined by 3 distinct orthostats and at least 20 0ther stones, either buried or protruding through turf. Diam 7m. Tallest stone 1.11m high (national trust).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Single stone row running w-e. It has 8 stones, all erect, columnar in type (worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=7/5/1976 (grinsell) retaining circle at higher end of stone row. Circle 6m diam (grinsell).

WORTH 1892, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138950.

Worth states only one stone left standing in circle (worth 1892).

WORTH 1946, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV169075.

Indications of a retaining circle c 6.1m diam at e end of stone row (worth 1946).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV171273.

Vis=22/5/1977 (os) a 4.5m diam circle of 10 stones; average height 0.4m. There is no visible cairn or cist in the centre. Two upright stones immediately to the nw of the circle are probably associated (nmr citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171279.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171280.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)292/the stone rows of dartmoor/15.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171281.

Worth, r. H. /tda/24(1892)401.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171282.

Des=os/(22/5/1977)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171283.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)165/shaugh prior 43.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171284.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)82/g26.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171285.

Des=national trust/the upper plym valley: management of an historic landscape/(1994)14/102.042b.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171286.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941)232/retaining circles associated with stone rows, dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171287.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=2/11/1950 (os) of the 8 possible stones of the circle that remain, 3 are standing and 5 are fallen. There is no sign of a barrow inside the circle (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV138950Migrated Record: WORTH 1892.
SDV169075Migrated Record: WORTH 1946.
SDV171273Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV171279Migrated Record:
SDV171280Migrated Record:
SDV171281Migrated Record:
SDV171282Migrated Record:
SDV171283Migrated Record:
SDV171284Migrated Record:
SDV171285Migrated Record:
SDV171286Migrated Record:
SDV171287Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
SDV5615Migrated Record: National Trust.
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV2557Related to: Enclosure south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV2421Related to: Stone row 440 metres south of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV2415Related to: Stone Row 550 metres south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 10:21AM