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HER Number:MDV5131
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


Vis=17/5/1950 (os) cairn, a very mutilated cairn with a diameter of 6.5m, height 0.6m. Turf covered.


Grid Reference:SX 606 668
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/47
  • Old SAM County Ref: 505
  • Old SAM Ref: 28787

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHME, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144518.

Vis=9/9/1978 (os) this is not a cairn but a hut circle, the remains of a settlement of which 2 other huts are recorded as sx66nw/46. It is levelled into a slight nw slope at 370m od. Internal diam 2.5m, wall, partly coursed, 0.7m thick, 0.5m high. Entrance not discernible, and se quadrant destroyed, probably by adjacent tinstreaming operations (rchme, citing os).

GRINSELL AND TRAHAIR, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV153839.

Vis=18/9/1974 (grinsell and trahair). One of three cairns west of deadman's bottom. This has a hollow towards the centre, diam 6.0m, height 0.6m.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV153900.

Vis=-/10/1961 (ancient monuments) one of three cairns north west o deadman's bottom. Cairn c near langcombe brook, 7.62m diameter, height approx 0.6m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153905.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153906.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)162.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153907.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153908.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley:the management of an historic landscape/(1994)/102.1173c.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153909.

Des=gerrard, s. /(9/5/1996)/as above.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=17/5/1950 (os) cairn, a very mutilated cairn with a diameter of 6.5m, height 0.6m. Turf covered.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not visible on raf 1946/7 photos (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144518Migrated Record: RCHME, CITING OS.
SDV153839Report - Survey: GRINSELL AND TRAHAIR.
SDV153900Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV153905Migrated Record:
SDV153906Migrated Record:
SDV153907Migrated Record:
SDV153908Migrated Record:
SDV153909Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM