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HER Number:MDV51457
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Peter Tavy


Vis=20/4/1993 (gerrard) 13 cairns situated on a south-facing slope overlooking the valley of the walla brook forming part of a more extensive cairnfield. Eight of the mounds are sub-circular ranging in size from 3m to 6m in diam and between 0.4m and 0.8m high. The remainder are ovoid , ranging 5m to 9m long, 3m to 5m wide and between 0.5m and 0.8m high. The average height of all the mounds is 0.66m. The individual dimensions and location of these cairns are given below:.


Grid Reference:SX 534 840
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/91/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 22347(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Sx 53478407 4m diam, 0.6m high. Sx 53468407 4m diam, 0.8m high. Sx 53468405 5m in diam, 0.8m high. Sx 53448407 4m in diam, 0.6m high. Sx 53438405 5m in diam, 0.9m high. Sx 53428407 4m in diam, 0.6m high. Sx 53428408 5m long, 3m wide, is oriented n-s and stands 0.8m high. Sx 53448404 6m long, 5m wide, is oriented nnw-sse and stands 0.9m high. Sx 53428402 6m diam, 0.8m high. A shallow hollow, measuring 1.5m by 1m wide by 0.2m deep suggests partial early excavation or robbing. Sx 53418402 9m long, 3m wide, is oriented nnw-sse and stands 0.6m high. Sx 53408404 3.4m diam, and 0.5m high. Sx 53408405 6m long, 4m wide, is oriented n-s and stands 0.5m high. Sx 53388404 3m in diam, 0.4m high. Some of the cairns may contain burials, but the group most likely represents stone clearance connected with cultivation of the area (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247407.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities - the north/21991)219.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247408.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247409.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV247407Migrated Record:
SDV247408Migrated Record:
SDV247409Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV14428Part of: Cairnfield and associated earthworks on north-east slope of White Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 10:47AM