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HER Number:MDV55476
Name:Cairn in hut circle settlement north-west of Hen Tor

Summary

A disturbed grass-covered mound measuring 5.9 metres north to south by 5.8 metres and 0.6 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 661
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 298
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/601
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)
  • Pastscape: 1356297

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 140470. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 03/05/1995) Round cairn lying within Hentor Warren. Measures 6m by 5.3m and stands up to 0.7m high. A slight, sub rectangular central hollow, 2m by 1m by 0.1m deep, represents the site of robbing or a partial early excavation.
This cairn forms part of a round cairn cemetery which includes at least five mounds scattered amongst stone hut circles.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 123-4;49.9 (Monograph). SDV137656.

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

(15/01/2002) Centred SX 5929 6616. One of a cluster of five prehistoric cairns on the gently sloping northern flank of Shavercombe Tor.
SX 5927 6614. A disturbed grass-covered mound measuring 5.9m north-south by 5.8m and 0.6m high.
None of the cairns display any evidence of cists or kerbs.
Several of these features have previously been recorded as hut circles (see SX 56 NE 97) or included with record SX 56 NE 98.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPHT-36 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(24/03/2020) Condition of cairn assessed as very good. Site little visited and area is lightly grazed, no damage evident. Site is stable.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographed during March 2020 visit.

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. 123-4;49.9.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140470..
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #121955 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPHT-36.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3348Related to: Cairn on Shavercombe Tor (Monument)
MDV3349Related to: Cairn on Shavercombe Tor (Monument)
MDV129291Related to: Small cairn on Shavercombe Tor (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:Nov 20 2020 10:05AM