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HER Number:MDV51214
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


Vis=2/8/1993 (rchm) an irregular, much disturbed cairn situated on gently sloping stony ground at nw foot of metheral hill and measuring 4.1m ne to sw by 2.5m with maximum height of 0.6m.3 large learning slabs lie on sw side with visible smaller boulders forming the matrix. Probably designed to mark parish boundaries of dartmoor forest and south tawton, running from ngr sx62539001 on metheral hill to ngr sx61769094 on the river taw.


Grid Reference:SX 621 903
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/283

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV223048.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV223049.

Des=rchm field record sheet/(2/8/1993)/in smr.

RCHM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV7666.

There are 3 further stony mounds in immediate area at ngr sx62119045, sx62169042 and sx62109047 (rchm).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223048National Monuments Record Database:
SDV223049Migrated Record:
SDV7666Migrated Record: RCHM.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM