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HER Number:MDV4951
Name:Round cairn 140m south-west of Raddick Hill summit

Summary

One of two small cairns lying in moorland grass on a ridge-top that has stunning vistas notably to the south. Both have been heavily disturbed - the larger of the two with a marked depression in the top.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 709
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/75/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 933A
  • Old SAM Ref: 22300(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1899, 18th Report of the Barrow Committee, 98 (Article in Serial). SDV339157.

The smaller cairn was excavated and a cist was found. The side stones were sloping so as to form the cist and small stones formed the cover. The barrow was formed by small stones; the cist and the pit in the calm were filled with meat earth and mixed with charcoal.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE39, Cairn B (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV363404.

(08/06/1950) SX 5782 7098. Cairn B, diameter 4.7m, height 0.2m. Turf covered with a cist in the centre but accurate measurements impossible. The northern and southern stones are just visible at the surface. But no sign of east end stone. It may be below surface. Capstone missing.

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 171, fig 52. (Monograph). SDV231148.

Quinnell, N. V., 1977, SX57SE39, Cairn A (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277724.

Cairn A: SX 5781 7098. A cairn 5.9m in diameter and 0.5m high, turf-covered and with a small central excavation hollow. There is no visible kerb.
Both features are on a broad flat ridge at 380m OD. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.
(12/08/1977) A poorly-defined cairn. No trace of cist except one side stone.

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

(25/04/1973) cairn with slight hollow centre. Burnard's cist described: no longer visible.

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

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

(1992) Cairn mound 7.3m in diameter, 0.9m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound, measuring 1.2m long by 1m wide and 0.2m deep, is probably the result of a partial excavation in 1898 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. This work revealed a previously robbed cist. A second cairn lies 1m to the south-east of this mound and a large flat stone lying between the mounds may be the capstone from this cairn.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007, Field investigators comments (Report - Survey). SDV277720.

The two small cairns lie in moorland grass on a ridge-top that has stunning vistas notably to the south. Both have been heavily disturbed - the larger of the two with a marked depression in the top. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-115 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 23/12/2019. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-115 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 23/12/2019. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-115 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 020° showing tussocky grass cover.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-115 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 020° showing tussocky grass cover.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 171, fig 52..
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 174.
SDV277720Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007. Field investigators comments. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV277724Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Quinnell, N. V.. 1977. SX57SE39. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Cairn A.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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.
SDV339157Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1899. 18th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 31. Digital. 98.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-115.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-115.
SDV363404Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE39. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Cairn B.

Associated Monuments

MDV4950Related to: Round cairn 140m south-west of Raddick Hill summit (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2020 4:27PM