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HER Number:MDV5203
Name:One of a group of cairns east of Hapstead Ford, Holne

Summary

Mardle Valley '2' cairn (Butler). One of four forming part of a cairn cemetery in the Mardle Valley

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 691
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/29
  • Old SAM Ref: 28766
  • Pastscape: 441357

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 9th October 1975. Cairn, diameter 7 metres, height 0.3 metres.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152230 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 19th May 1999. Cairn at SX67616922 forming part of a cairn cemetery in the Mardle Valley.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 172-3, Map 58, Figure 548.8 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Mardle Valley '2' cairn at SX 67616922 of 7.0 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high is an inconspicuous mound but its uneven surface shows it has been mutilated.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Cairn shown on survey.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441357, SX66NE3 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 21st April 1950. Cairn 'a'. A small dilapidated cairn.
Field Investigation on 26th June 1977. Three cairns lie on a steep south-west facing slope between 395 metres and 380 metres above OD.
Field Investigation on 6th January 1997. Cairn 'A' at SX 67636916 is a small, round cairn 7 metres diameter and 0.4 metres high. It forms part of a linear progression of cairns running roughly south-east to north-west across the hillside parallel to the River Mardle.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019270 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument, which falls into four areas of protection, includes four cairns, forming part of a cairn cemetery situated on a gentle south facing slope overlooking the valley of River Mardle. The second cairn lies to the south-east and survives as an 8 metres diameter mound standing up to 0.4 metres high. Hollows and trenches cutting into all four cairns indicate that they have been subjected to early undocumented investigations.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 142.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152230.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 172-3, Map 58, Figure 548.8.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441357, SX66NE3.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94172 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019270.

Associated Monuments

MDV5204Related to: Cairn east of Hapstead Ford in the Mardle Valey, Holne (Monument)
MDV24792Related to: Cairn east of Hapstead Ford, forming part of a cairn cemetery, Holne (Monument)
MDV5214Related to: Cairn east of River Mardle, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV5308Related to: One of four cairns 560 metres east of Hapstead Ford, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2021 11:54AM