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HER Number:MDV50703
Name:Cairn at west end of alignment between Sharpitor and Leeden Tor

Summary

Cairn at the western end of a short stone alignment on Walkhampton Common crossed by the Great Western Reave. The cairn mound is flat topped, measures 7 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.4 metes high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 561 707
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 46
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/99/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 22270
  • Pastscape: 440158

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1906, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part VII, 535 (Article in Serial). SDV277335.


Worth, R. H., 1923, 42nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 50 (Article in Serial). SDV272438.


Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 296-7 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 175 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(29/5/1976) Vague traces of cairn at the western (higher) end of double stone row. Mesaures 3.5 metres in diameter, height 0.15 metres.


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, Map 46.7 (Monograph). SDV137656.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Cairns' depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 23/08/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

This monument includes a stone alignment, two round cairns and a length of Walkhampton Common reave lying in a valley between Sharpitor and Leeden Tors overlooking the valley of the River Meavy.
The western cairn mound is flat topped, measures 7m in diameter and stands up to 0.4m high and lies at the western end of the stone alignment. See desiignation record for full details.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 23/08/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

A double row of stones extending for about 120 feet with a cairn at its western end. The average distance between the rows is 10 inches. The cairn is 36 feet in diameter and lies 326 feet south-west of the junction of Routrundle track with the Princetown road (SX56217081).
There is also a small cairn 95 feet north-east from the eastern end of the stone row (citing Worth, R. H., 1906, 1923 and 1946).
A stone row, with a cairn at the west end at SX 56147078, extends almost due west for 26.0 metres to SX56167078. The cairn, mutilated and amorphous, is now approximately 6.7 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high at its maximum.
Worth's second cairn is at SX56197079. Row and cairns surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500; row also surveyed at 1:500 for archaeological records (citing Ordnance Survey, Quinnell, N. V., 28/05/80).
Cairn at the western end of the alignment is 7 metres in diameter, up to 0.4 metres high with a flat top. The stone alignment extends almost due east for 26 metres from the cairn and has nine stones including three pairs. Scheduled (citing Scheduled Monument Notification 4/11/1993).
A double stone alignment, unusual both for the much narrower spacing between the paired stones , 0.1 - 0.3 metres and for its exceptionally short length. The terminal cairn is hardly recognisable, a few earth fast stones show through the turf but the much spread mound rises barely 0.2 metres above the surface. (see large scale drawing) (citing Butler, J., 1994).
The cairns and the stone row are becoming overgrown; some gorse occurs in the vicinity. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. (citing Fletcher, M. J., English Heritage Field Investigation, 11/05/2007)

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 46.7.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 296-7.
SDV272438Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1923. 42nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 55. Unknown. 50.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 175.
SDV277335Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1906. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part VII. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. Digital. 535.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93782 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 23/08/2016.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 23/08/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV14309Related to: Round cairn on Walkhampton Common lying east of the reave (Monument)
MDV4991Related to: Stone row 450 meters north of Sharpitor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2016 4:11PM