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HER Number:MDV52778
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Vis=15/5/1989 (rchm) robbed cairn situated on a moderate w slope overlooking the west dart. Just over half of this cairn remains, it is robbed from the s leaving the n end as a semi-circular `bank' of partly turf-covered, medium size stones with some rubble within, its maximum height is 0.6m and original diameter c6m. A large granite slab lies the w side and a boulder is exposed just n of the centre. These may be part of a destroyed cist, but the boulder is very irregular and looks like a natural stone in situ around which the cairn may have been built. There is no trace of any deliberate kerbing or other construction.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 614 764
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/269
  • Old SAM Ref: 34451

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=est -/-/2002 (gerrard) cairn 650m ssw of littaford tors (mpp).


RCHM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV7666.

Vis=15/5/1989 (rchm) robbed cairn situated on a moderate w slope overlooking the west dart. Just over half of this cairn remains, it is robbed from the s leaving the n end as a semi-circular `bank' of partly turf-covered, medium size stones with some rubble within, its maximum height is 0.6m and original diameter c6m. A large granite slab lies the w side and a boulder is exposed just n of the centre. These may be part of a destroyed cist, but the boulder is very irregular and looks like a natural stone in situ around which the cairn may have been built. There is no trace of any deliberate kerbing or other construction.


NMR CITING PATTISON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262588.

A field wall associated with prehistoric and possibly historic settlement is aligned upon the cairn from the nw. It has clearly been broken up and stripped out for the 15m nearest the cairn which may have been incorporated in the wall and utilised for cleared material. The original function of the cairn is therefore, obscured (nmr citing pattison).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262590.

Nmr=sx67nw153.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262591.

Des=pattison, p. /(15/5/1989)/rchme field investigation.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262592.

Des=mpp/157066.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262588Migrated Record: NMR CITING PATTISON.
SDV262590Migrated Record:
SDV262591Migrated Record:
SDV262592Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV7666Migrated Record: RCHM.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 11:31AM