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HER Number:MDV55456
Name:Cairn on the south-eastern edge of Hentor Warren

Summary

Round cairn lying in an historic field at SX 5949 6581. Forms part of a complex multi period archaeological landscape on the north-west slopes of Hen Tor overlooking the valley of the River Plym. The mound measures 7 metres by 5 metres and stands up to 0.4 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 594 658
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/589
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140444, 2/5/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Round cairn lying in an historic field at SX 5949 6581. Forms part of a complex multi period archaeological landscape on the north-west slopes of Hen Tor overlooking the valley of the River Plym. The mound measures 7 metres by 5 metres and stands up to 0.4 metres high.
The shape of the mound suggests that it could be a pillow mound, although its dimensions and proximity to a large number of other cairns means that it is more likely to be a cairn.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140444, 2/5/1995. [Mapped feature: #35014 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13510Related to: Hentor Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 5 2015 2:17PM