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HER Number:MDV51504
Name:Cairn on Walkhampton Common

Summary

The eastern cairn of the group of four on Walkhampton Common. Mound measures 4.0 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.8 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 563 704
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/366/4
  • 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., MPP 130820, 25/3/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Round cairn forming part of a cluster of four cairns. Mound measures 4.0 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.8 metres high.


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


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 eastern cairn stands up to 0.8 metres high and measures 4.0 metres in diameter.
Scheduled in 1994.

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 45.
SDV256120Report - Survey: English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Section. 2007. Field investigation - Walkhampton Common cairns. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130820, 25/3/1993.
SDV355683National 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)
MDV51502Related to: Cairn on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV51503Related to: Cairn on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2014 2:44PM