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HER Number:MDV55155
Name:Cairnfield at West Coombe Settlement

Summary

West Coombe Prehistoric settlement includes several cairnfields to the south-west and north-east

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 816
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: West Coombe Prehistoric settlement including a field system, enclosures and hut circles, and medieval field system with ridge and furrow on Hookney Down to south-east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/257
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRNFIELD (Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Gibson, A., 1984, Survey and Excavation on Shapley Common, Dartmoor, 1984 (Report - Survey). SDV346474.

Cairnfields shown to the south-east and north-east of the main settlement. Other details: Plan.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 159 (Monograph). SDV299725.

West Coombe Prehistoric settlement included numerous clearance heaps of small stones. Other details: Map 23, Site 1.


Gibson, A., 1992, The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement at Gold Park, Dartmoor, 34 (Article in Serial). SDV346556.

Small cairnfield comprising 14 cairns. Eight were excavated in 1986. Cairns 1-3, 5 and 7 bound to be well defined, but dating and function not determined. 'Cairn 4' proved to be simply a stone spread; 'Cairn 6' an extension of cairn 7; and 'Cairn 8' a natural boulder.


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

Part of West Coombe Prehistoric settlement which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site39.


Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Site within the outline shown.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 36419 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345474.

Other details: Plan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 159.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345474National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 36419. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346474Report - Survey: Gibson, A.. 1984. Survey and Excavation on Shapley Common, Dartmoor, 1984. A4 Stapled.
SDV346556Article in Serial: Gibson, A.. 1992. The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement at Gold Park, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 50. Paperback Volume. 34.

Associated Monuments

MDV8724Part of: West Coombe Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2013 11:13AM