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HER Number:MDV4992
Name:Northern cairn in a group south-west of Black Tor

Summary

The northern, and largest in a group of (possibly) three round cairns. Diameter 7.5m, height 0.7m. A few retaining stones visible around perimeter. Slight central hollow, 2.4m by 1.2m by 0.15m deep. Surveyed in 2007; rather ragged and covered by mature gorse vegetation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 713
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 77
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/100
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/100/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22287
  • Pastscape: 440249

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX57SE77 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277045.

Two small cairns are situated on a south-facing slope about 50.0m south-west of the south-west end of the stone row (SX 57 SE 35).
The north cairn (SX 5696 7129), is 5.5m in diameter and 0.6m high, turf-covered, with a hollow in the centre. Around the perimeter a number of kerb stones are visible. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130746, 1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5696 7131) The northern, and largest, of three round cairns. Diameter 7.5m, height 0.7m. A few retaining stones visible around perimeter. Slight central hollow, 2.4m by 1.2m by 0.15m deep.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 45 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Two cairns 5m apart in an undamaged condition.

Gerrard, S., 1997, Stanlake Prehistoric Settlement, 1818 (Article in Serial). SDV345536.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Possible cairn visible on the lidar data.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007, Royal Commission survey, 30/05/2007 (Report - Survey). SDV363347.

Two cairns were identified. They are rather ragged and are all now covered by mature gorse vegetation. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-93 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 23/11/2019. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-93 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 280° showing grass/moss cover with outcrops of bracken and gorse.

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. Map 45.
SDV277045Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX57SE77. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130746, 1992.
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.
SDV345536Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1997. Stanlake Prehistoric Settlement. Meavy Valley Archaeology Report. 1. Paperback Volume. 1818.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123066 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-93.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-93.

Associated Monuments

MDV50265Related to: Southern cairn in a group south-west of Black Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7518 - Survey of the Stanlake Prehistoric Settlement
  • EDV8195 - Field Investigation Survey of the Stanlake settlement

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2019 2:49PM