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HER Number:MDV5298
Name:Cairn or hut circle south of Lamb's Down

Summary

Cairn or hut circle south of Lamb’s Down. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 697 655
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of cairns, which may be modern clearance cairns and four bronze age hut circles on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 441558
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/80
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1976, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV147523.

Circular mound 12 meters in diameter, 1.0 meter high consisting of small stones. This cairn has been much robbed, and is located 45 meters from the field boundary. Other details: Scanned parish files.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

A cairn crowned by a stone heap recorded at SX69796554. Diameter 11 meters, height 0.6 meters. (Visited at some point during June 1977).


Quinnell, N. V., 1979, Survey of features on Skerraton Down (Report - Survey). SDV144141.

Hut circle A. SX69756558 On a slight north slope; the overall diameter is 14.3 metres and height 0.8 metres. There is a rim 4.0 metres to 5.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres high with a 1.5 metre gap on the north side.
The interior approximately 4.5 metres across, is, like the gap, infilled with modern rubble.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144141Report - Survey: Quinnell, N. V.. 1979. Survey of features on Skerraton Down. Unknown.
SDV147523Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1976. Worksheet. Worksheet.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94523 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5299Related to: BARROW in the Parish of Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13195Related to: Hut circle on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13196Related to: Hut circle on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13197Related to: Hut circle on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:08PM