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HER Number:MDV56597
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Peter Tavy


17/11/1987 (rchme) a low, stony mound situated on a nw facing slope overlooking the colly brook.


Grid Reference:SX 547 778
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Stony mound of a Bronze Age cairn overlooking the Colly Brook on Langstone Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/225

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman,, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141348.

Cairn shown on the english heritage survey of 2003 (newman).

RCHME, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270756.

17/11/1987 (rchme) a low, stony mound situated on a nw facing slope overlooking the colly brook.

NMR, CITING PATTISON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270757.

This turf-covered mound of small stones stands to a max height of 0.35m. It is "comma"-shaped, with an oval head 6.2m by 4.4m, and a tail on the downhill side 3.2m by 2.3m. There is a slight depression in the main part. It is possibly a damaged cairn with original dimensions in the order of 7.6m by 6.2m (nmr, citing pattison).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270759.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270760.

Des=pattison, p. /(17/11/1987)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270761.

Des=newman,p.(english heritage)/the langstone moor stone circle and its prehistoric environs: survey report/(2003)fig 2/eh report ai/25/2003 in smr.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141348Migrated Record: Newman,.
SDV270756Migrated Record: RCHME.
SDV270757Migrated Record: NMR, CITING PATTISON.
SDV270759Migrated Record:
SDV270760Migrated Record:
SDV270761Migrated Record:
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95574 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM