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HER Number:MDV50151
Name:Small cairn at end of alignment south-west of Black Tor

Summary

Cairn at end of double alignment. Diameter 3.5 metres, height 0.4 metres. Possibly represents spoil from excavation of one of two other cairns in immediate vicinity, though regular shape suggests otherwise.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/102/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22290

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=estimated 8/10/1992 (gerrard) cairn at end of double alignment. Diam 3.5, height 0.4m. Possibly represents spoil from excavation of one of two other cairns in immediate vicinity, though regular shape suggests otherwise (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV268102.

Des=mpp/130683.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV268103.

Gerrard, s. /meavy valley archaeology/1(1997)/in pf.

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

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

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997, 10-11; fig 3 (Article in Serial). SDV225919.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-94 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-94 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 190° showing grass/moss cover with outcrops of gorse.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

The second cairn lies to the north-east of the first cairn and measures 5m in diameter and 0.5m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation or robbing.

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.
SDV225919Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997. Meavy Valley Archaeology. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10-11; fig 3. [Mapped feature: #123071 ]
SDV268102Migrated Record:
SDV268103Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-94.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-94.

Associated Monuments

MDV50267Related to: Cairn at end of alignment south-west of Black Tor (Monument)
MDV50268Related to: Cairn at end of alignment south-west of Black Tor (Monument)
MDV4994Related to: Stone row 220 meters south-west of Black Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7521 - Survey of Stanlake prehistoric stone row

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2019 3:03PM