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HER Number:MDV54605
Name:Cairn 300 metres east of Lowton Brook


Bronze Age cairn 5.3 metres diameter and standing 0.45 metres high.


Grid Reference:SX 669 828
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a prehistoric cairn in open moorland 300 metres east of Lowton Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE200
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 919731
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/349

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

(04/11/1992) SX 66908287. A cairn in open moorland on the crest of a short ridge between the Lowton Brook and Metherall Brook. The heather covered mound measures 5.3m in diameter and stands 0.45m high. It displays a flat top with no signs of robbing or antiquarian excavation. To the south along the ridge there is a group of low outcropping granite slab, the largest some 5.0m long. Peat has built up against the outcrop which appears to be wholly natural.

Sources / Further Reading

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. S.Probert.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2022 2:57PM