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HER Number:MDV5011
Name:Cairn at north-eastern end of a stone row north-east of Horseyeatt


Stone row and cairn, on walkhampton common.


Grid Reference:SX 550 707
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/118
  • Old SAM County Ref: 527
  • Old SAM Ref: 28782

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) cairn at ne end of stone alignment 670m ne of horseyeatt (mpp).

FOX, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4034.

Vis=estimated -/-/1962 (fox). Two small barrows or cairns with an associated stone row were discovered in walkhampton common, peek hill. The centre of each mound had been dug into recently.

ROBINSON + COSFORD, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229616.

The cairn lies on a gentle sw slope ne of horseyeatt farm, with a stone row see sx57se/141 running sw from it. The cairn is about 7m in diameter and 0.6m height, partly turf-covered, with a central hollow. The visible set stones within the cairn suggest two or three underlying concentric stone circles. These stones have a maximum height of 0.2m and are predominantly set with their long axes tangential to the circle (robinson + cosford).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252633.

Stone row and cairn, on walkhampton common.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV252634.

Vis=-/11/1963 (ancient mon). Cairn surrounded by upright stones approached from sw by alignment of small stones. The row is mostly single, but there are occasionally pairs of stones. It terminates in a taller upright, which is now in a stream bed. Os 6" cvi se.

SEE SX57SE/190, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV252636.

Vis=16/10/1975 (grinsell + spooner) mutilated cairn at upper (ne) end of stone row. Diameter 7.0m, height 0.3m. Cairn is on nw slope of sharpitor. Os survey drawing shows cairn with stone row at sx55067075 (see sx57se/190) (os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252637.

Not visible on raf 1946 photos (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252641.

Fox, a. /tda/95(1963)79/27th report on archaeology and early history.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252642.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)174.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252643.

Des=os survey drawing in parish file/(1982).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252644.

Robinson, r. + cosford, j. /pdas/44(1986)166-170/dartmoor multiple stone circles/map,diagrams.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252645.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994)44;map 45.6.1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252646.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252647.

Des=gerrard, s. /(2/2/2000)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: ROBINSON + COSFORD.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
  • Report - Survey: SEE SX57SE/190.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record: FOX.

Associated Monuments

MDV12831Related to: Stone alignment 600 metres north-east of Horseyeatt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:05PM