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HER Number:MDV5214
Name:Cairn east of River Mardle, West Buckfastleigh

Summary

Round cairn measuring approximately 9 metres in diameter (around 0.6 metres high), almost on the summit of hill east of the River Mardle. It is constructed of small boulders and the centre has been disturbed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 685
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze age round cairn 1 kilometre west of Scoriton Down Farm, West Buckfastleigh

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE5
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/34
  • Pastscape: 441363
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, NMR SX6768, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172757.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV147314.

(21/04/1950) A small cairn, 8.7m in diameter and 0.7m high, turf covered cairn with hollow centre.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV364251.

(26/06/1977) At SX 67916856 a round cairn, 9 metres diameter and 0.6 metres high, almost on the summit of a minor hill at 340 metres above OD. It is constructed of small boulders and the centre has been disturbed. 1:10 000 Survey revised on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 176 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 9th October 1975. Cairn, hollow towards centre. Diameter 8.0 metres, height 1.0 metre. Cairn at west end of Scorriton Down.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 172-3, Map 58, Figure 58.8 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Mardle Valley '7' cairn at SX67926855 of 8.5 metres diameter by 1.0 metres high is pitted and lies just off the summit within the field to the east.

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362956.

Mound of the cairn visible on the lidar data.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Ferry, T., 2021, Site visit to cairn east of the River Mardle (Worksheet). SDV364308.

(25/03/2021) Site visited and condition recorded. Photographed. Vegetation encroachment recorded as fairly bad on cairn, although site stable. Identified as somewhat vulnerable in current condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147314Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Card Index.
SDV172757Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. NMR SX6768. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 1.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 176.
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 58.8.
SDV362956Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94212 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364251Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV5204Related to: Cairn east of Hapstead Ford in the Mardle Valey, Holne (Monument)
MDV5307Related to: Eastern of two cairns to west of field system near Holy Brook, Holne (Monument)
MDV5203Related to: One of a group of cairns east of Hapstead Ford, Holne (Monument)
MDV5308Related to: One of four cairns 560 metres east of Hapstead Ford, Holne (Monument)
MDV62033Related to: Western of two cairns west of field system west of Gibby Coombe, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 4 2021 11:09AM