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HER Number:MDV55251
Name:Cairn near the Giant's Basin cairn, Drizzlecombe

Summary

Vis=12/3/1993 (gerrard) round cairn forming part of a cluster of neolithic and bronze age ritual and settlement features including 3 stone alignments, at least 22 cairns,5 enclosures and a large number of associated stone hut circles. The cairn lies at the foot of the w side of the giant's basin and survives as a 3m diam mound standing up to 0.4m high. A central hollow, measuring 1.2m by 1.1m by 0.15m deep, represents the site of a partial early excavation or robbing. The periphery of the mound is defined by a kerb of edge set stones except on the s where it survives as a buried feature (mpp).

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/77/2/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=12/3/1993 (gerrard) round cairn forming part of a cluster of neolithic and bronze age ritual and settlement features including 3 stone alignments, at least 22 cairns,5 enclosures and a large number of associated stone hut circles. The cairn lies at the foot of the w side of the giant's basin and survives as a 3m diam mound standing up to 0.4m high. A central hollow, measuring 1.2m by 1.1m by 0.15m deep, represents the site of a partial early excavation or robbing. The periphery of the mound is defined by a kerb of edge set stones except on the s where it survives as a buried feature (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227821.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994)136.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227822.

Des=mpp/133443.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227821Migrated Record:
SDV227822Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV55252Related to: Cairn near the Giant's Basin cairn, Drizzlecombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 22 2015 1:43PM