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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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/349
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

English Heritage, 2013, Pastscape, 919731 (Website). SDV352645.

Cairn. A cairn in open moorland on the crest of a short ridge between the Lowton Brook and Metherall Brook. The heather covered mound measures 5.3 metres in diameter and stands 0.45 metres 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 5.0 metres long. Peat has built up against the outcrop which appears to be wholly natural. NMR No. SX68SE200. Record last updated: N/A

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94943 ]
SDV352645Website: English Heritage. 2013. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 919731.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 12 2013 11:56AM