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HER Number:MDV5002
Name:Cairn with cist within prehistoric settlement north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Cairn '1' (Butler) with a disturbed cist within prehistoric settlement north-west of Yellowmeade Farm

Location

Grid Reference:SX 563 744
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE14
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/109
  • Old SAM Ref: 28775
  • Pastscape: 440062

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R.H., 1948, 53rd Report of Scientific Memoranda (Article in Serial). SDV362505.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 172 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 23rd May 1976. Small cairn of relatively large stones; probably central cist placed south-east to north-west. Capstone missing. Diameter 6.0 metres, height 0.7 metres.

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

Not visible on aerial photogrphs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152363 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 11th June 1999. At SX56347446 a cairn on south-west edge of a prehistoric settlement 350 metres north-west of Yellowmeade Farm.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 14-18, Map 44, Figures 44.1 & 44.1.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Yellowmeade Cairn '1' at SX56347445 of circa 6.0 metres diameter by 0.8 metres high with a cist. The cisted cairn of comparatively large blocks has been built on a slight knoll below the pound. In obtaining access to the cist the robbers overturned part of the ring of slabs closely surrounding it, displacing many of them downhill, and only a single side and end slab remain visibly in place

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 440062, SX57SE14 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 18th August 1950. Cairn (diameter 6 metres, height 0.8 metres) composed of large rocks and stones with very large boulders on west. Centre appears to have been disturbed, leaving traces of cist.
Field Investigation on 23rd January 1980. At SX 5634 7445: A cairn, measuring 5.0 metres north-east to south-west and 5.7 metres north-west to south-east, is situated on a south-west slope beside a large outcropping boulder. The cairn has been levelled up by a base of small stones on the lower side upon which large stones, some 0.3 metres by 0.4 metres in section and 1 metre long, have been placed to form roughly concentric rings; the stones are not, however, contiguous. The total height is 0.8 metres. An arrangement of stones at the centre may represent a ruined
north-west to south-east cist. The edges of four slabs protrude 0.5 metres high. The box so formed measures 0.6 metres by 1.3 metres.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

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

The monument includes a stone hut circle settlement, two cairns and a post-medieval route marker stone situated on a gentle west facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Walkham. The cairn on the south western edge of the settlement measures 5.5 metres in diameter and stands up to 1 metre high. The mound is composed of large rocks and two edge set stones in its centre represent the remains of a disturbed cist.

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. 14-18, Map 44, Figures 44.1 & 44.1.2.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152363.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #129299 ]
SDV362505Article in Serial: Worth, R.H.. 1948. 53rd Report of Scientific Memoranda. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 80.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 440062, SX57SE14.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV28491Related to: Cairn within the prehistoric settlement north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV3756Related to: Enclosure with three huts north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV4953Related to: Prehistoric settlement north-west of Yellowmeade Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2021 11:06AM