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HER Number:MDV51502
Name:Cairn on Walkhampton Common

Summary

The western cairn of the group of four; this is the largest and has been excavated in the past, which is said to have revealed a cist. Unclear whether this remains in situ.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 562 704
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1455640
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/366/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 22275

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP133818 25/3/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn forming part of a cluster of four cairns. Mound measures 6 metres in diameter, and stands up to 0.8 metres high. Perimeter is defined by a kerb which survives partly as a buried feature. Centre of the cairn has been partially excavated to reveal a stone cist, oriented north-north-east by south-south-west. The interior of this cist measures 1.1 metres long, 0.6 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 45 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted on map.


English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Section, 2007, Field investigation - Walkhampton Common cairns (Report - Survey). SDV256120.

Centred SX56297042 A group of four bronze age cairns located on the lower north-east facing slopes of Sharpitor.
The largest cairn measures 5.2 metres across, up to 0.6 metres high and has a trench cut into the centre from the south side. There are some boulders and stones lying in the disturbed area but there is no visible cist. The other cairns are respectively 4.0 metres by 3.0 metres and 0.5 metres high; 3.5 metres by 3.6 metres and 0.5 metres high and 4.2 metres by 4.0 metres and 0.6 metres high.
They lie in open turf-covered moorland but with some adjacent gorse stands.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

This monument includes a closely spaced group of four round cairns situated on a gentle north east facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Meavy.
The western cairn measures 6m in diameter by 0.8m high and is defined by a kerb which survives partly as a buried feature. The centre of the cairn has been partially excavated to reveal a stone cist, orientated NNE-SSW. The interior of this cist measures 1.1m long, 0.6m wide and 0.3m deep.
Scheduled 1994.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: 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 45.
  • Report - Survey: English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Section. 2007. Field investigation - Walkhampton Common cairns. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP133818 25/3/1993. [Mapped feature: #32128 ]
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV51501Related to: Cairn on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV51503Related to: Cairn on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV51504Related to: Cairn on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2014 2:38PM