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HER Number:MDV50150
Name:Cairn at the east of the single stone row south-west of Hart Tor, Walkhampton

Summary

Cairn at the east of the single stone row south-west of Hart Tor of 8 metres diameter by 0.8 metres high with a slight central hollow

Location

Grid Reference:SX 577 716
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE32
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/51/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 302
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24106
  • Old SAM Ref: 22297

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Southern of two 'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Southern of two 'Cairns' shown on early 20th century map.

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 295 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Cairn diameter 7.7 metres, height 0.40 metres, at east end of alignment. Turf covered with central hollow. No retaining kerb.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE32, SX57SE32 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219084.

Grinsell, L. V. + Mercer, 1973, Cairn at Hart Tor at Stone Rows (Report - Survey). SDV272201.

Visited on 25th April 1973 Cairn hollow towards centre with diameter 9 metres, height 0.6 metres.

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

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130688 & 152534 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(01/08/1997) At SX 5772 7169. A round cairn 380m east-south-east of Black Tor situated at the eastern end of a single stone alignment. Diameter 8m, height 0.8m. Slight central hollow 2.5m by 1.5m by 0.4m deep.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 58-9, Map 46, Figure 46.5 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hart Tor single stone row cairn at SX57717169 of 7.5 metres diameter by 0.9 metres high surrounded by an outer ring of stones and a central pit.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns, 11, Figures 4-5 (Article in Serial). SDV272214.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997, 22 (Article in Serial). SDV225919.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-96 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 01/12/2019. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-96 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 310° showing grass/moss/heather covering.

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

Southern of two 'Cairns' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020129 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Cairn at the east end of the southern stone row measures 8 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.8 metres high. A slight hollow in the centre of the mound suggests that this mound has been investigated.

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. 58-9, Map 46, Figure 46.5.
SDV219084Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE32. SX57SE32. Card Index. SX57SE32.
SDV225919Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997. Meavy Valley Archaeology. A4 Stapled + Digital. 22.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 295.
SDV272201Report - Survey: Grinsell, L. V. + Mercer. 1973. Cairn at Hart Tor at Stone Rows.
SDV272214Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns. Meavy Valley Archaeology. 9. 11, Figures 4-5.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 174.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130688 & 152534.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #123092 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-96.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-96.
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. 1020129.

Associated Monuments

MDV58104Related to: Cairn 170 metres south-east of Black Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV4896Related to: Northern double stone row south-west of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV62282Related to: Openwork south-west of Hart Tor (Monument)
MDV4895Related to: Southern single stone row south-west of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7517 - Survey of Hart Tor tin works
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Jan 6 2022 9:45AM