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HER Number:MDV5184
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of South Brent


Eastern white barrow. Vis=2/5/1950 (os) a large flat topped cairn, in good condition. Vis=13/8/1976 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn, flat topped with modern stone built enclosure 2m high added, making a total height c.5m. Diameter 28m, height 3m. Vis=7/7/1977 (os).26m diameter, 3.5m high. Original profile uncertain as now surmounted by modern marker cairn (diameter 4.5m, height 2m). Vis=5/5/1977 (robinson, r. ). This is a large cairn composed of granite boulders with no signs of a central depression and no grassing over. The top has been rebuilt in a cylindrical shape about 2m in diameter within the last few years. Apart from some surface mine workings nearby there are no traces of surrounding banks or ditches. Vis=19/3/1984 (robinson) fmw visit.


Grid Reference:SX 665 651
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/14
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1009

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151727.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151728.

Des=parish checklist/south brent.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151729.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/p370.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151730.

Somers cocks, j. /dartmoor, a new study/p279.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151731.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)168/dartmoor barrows.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV151732.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1890/4273( )(rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:06PM