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HER Number:MDV55250
Name:Cairn in Drizzlecombe group

Summary

At the south-western end of row C; one of a group of three. The cairn survives as a 3.6m diameter mound standing up to 0.2m high. A central hollow measuring 2m by 1.2m by 0.15m deep, represents the site of a partial early excavation or robbing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 669
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record (Yes): SX 56 NE 42
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/581/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104
  • Pastscape: 438619

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133441, 12/3/1996 12/3/1996 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5920 6699) Round cairn forming part of a cluster of Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual and settlement features at Drizzlecombe including three stone alignments, at least 22 cairns, five enclosures and a large number of associated stone hut circles.
The cairn survives as a 3.6m diameter mound standing up to 0.2m high. A central hollow measuring 2m by 1.2m by 0.15m deep, represents the site of a partial early excavation or robbing.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 136 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

Depicted on survey.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 20 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 05/02/2020. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 20 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 080° showing grass/moss cover.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 136.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133441, 12/3/1996 12/3/1996.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #122402 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 20.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 20.

Associated Monuments

MDV55243Related to: Cairn in Drizzlecombe group (Monument)
MDV55249Related to: Cairn in Drizzlecombe group (Monument)
MDV3377Related to: Standing stone at Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV14776Related to: Stone Row, Drizzlecombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2020 9:46AM