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HER Number:MDV55396
Name:Three cairns south-west of settlement on Giant's Hill

Summary

Three round cairns on the periphery of a hut settlement. The western mound is 5m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m high. The northern mound lies 2.5m from the first, measures 5.3m in diameter and 0.8m high. The southern mound is 7.5m by 5.5m, stands up to 0.2m high and has in the past been excavated or robbed to reveal a cist. The cist is situated at the west-south-west end of the cairn, is 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m deep and is orientated north-east by south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 594 667
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 94
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/609
  • Old SAM Ref: 24190
  • Pastscape: 438767

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIST (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140365, 03/06/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5947 6674, SX 5947 6674 and SX 5947 6673) Three round cairns on the periphery of a hut settlement.
The western mound is 5m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m high. The northern mound lies 2.5m from the first, measures 5.3m in diameter and 0.8m high.
The southern mound is 7.5m by 5.5m, stands up to 0.2m high and has in the past been excavated or robbed to reveal a cist. The cist is situated at the west-south-west end of the cairn, is 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m deep and is orientated north-east by south-west.

Radcliffe, W., 1999, Cairns to south of the Giant's Hill settlement (Worksheet). SDV174786.

Cairn and cist; one of three small cairns to south of Giants Hill settlement. All four side slabs are present but no capstone. One end stone has fallen inwards.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(19/03/2002) SX 5952 6677. A cairn 6.9m in diameter and 0.5m high. Apparently undisturbed.
SX 5945 6677. A turf covered cairn 5.9m north to south by 5.4m and 0.6m high. Some small stones protrude through the turf.
SX 5944 6676. A cairn 4.7m in diameter and 0.6m high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174786Worksheet: Radcliffe, W.. 1999. Cairns to south of the Giant's Hill settlement. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140365, 03/06/1995.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #122228 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV70333Related to: Cist on Giant's Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 12:11PM