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HER Number:MDV54389
Name:Possible cairn north of 'Outer Huccaby Ring'. Dartmoor Forest


Possible cairn of 7.2 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high to the north of 'Outer Huccaby Ring' which may be a feature of a later date


Grid Reference:SX 654 747
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE133
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 619581
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/516
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, P. Pattison (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(11/11/1988) A concentration of medium-sized stones forming a rough rectangular platform on sloping ground within Brimpts Newtake near the head of Coxlakes at SX 6539 7475. It measures 16m long x 8m wide x 0.5m high and is partly covered by vegetation but the piled, jumbled nature of the stones is clear. The "surface" of the platform is irregular and pitted possibly due to stone robbing. Its NE end lies against the Brimpts Mine Leat (SX 67 SE 134) but it is not clear whether it is cut by the leat or built against it. The purpose of this structure is uncertain. Though the stones show no recognisable arrangement the overall shape is regular and deliberate; it is possibly a ruined and robbed building. Alternatively it could be a pillow mound.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157114 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(10/05/2002) at sx65397470. Cairn within a prehistoric field system 800 metres north of Huccaby Tor. An area of disturbed ground with a few stones scattered around may be the remnants of a cairn.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 57,239. Map 28, Site 6 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Cock's Lake cairn at SX65407476 of 7.2 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high. A stony mound on the edge of the leat 150 metres north of the 'Cock's Lake enclosure' is probably a prehistoric cairn. It has been dug into and the stones scattered outwards from a central pit but there is no sign of a cist. Possibly this is the ruined cairn that Burnard 'examined in Brimpts newtake but without result'.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

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

Circular feature visible on Lidar data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 57,239. Map 28, Site 6.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157114.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. P. Pattison.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362956Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #138104 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8634 - Brimpts Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 18 2022 11:09AM