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HER Number:MDV56607
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Peter Tavy


Vis=2/12/1987 (rchme) an oval cairn situated on a slight slope se of cox tor.


Grid Reference:SX 532 761
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling and earthworks of a Bronze Age enclosure, hut circles and cairns, part of a dispersed group of Bronze Age monuments on Petertavy Great Common

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/233
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV247379.

Vis=2/12/1987 (rchme) an oval cairn situated on a slight slope se of cox tor.

UP TO 0.2M DIAMETER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247380.

It is composed of small and medium size stones (up to 0.2m diameter) forming a mound 4.6m by 4m and 0.35m to 0.45m high. There is a flattish top 2m across. No formal constructional details are visible.

NMR, CITING SAINSBURY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247381.

This cairn is similar to another situated 45m to the sw. Its small size might suggest a connection with clearance; there are hut circles in the vicinity (nmr, citing sainsbury).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247382.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247383.

Des=pattison, p. /(2/12/1987)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247384.

Des=rchme cox tor survey, 1:2500.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV247379Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV247380Migrated Record: UP TO 0.2M DIAMETER.
SDV247381Migrated Record: NMR, CITING SAINSBURY.
SDV247382Migrated Record:
SDV247383Migrated Record:
SDV247384Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 10:47AM