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HER Number:MDV56749
Name:Clearance cairns on the west facing slope of Shady Back Tor

Summary

Two clearance cairns adjacent to an historic field system on the west facing slope of Shady Back Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 648
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/525
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Other details: Map 2.


Gerrard, S., 1997, 140621 (Site Visit). SDV165547.

At above NGR + SX56506481. Two clearance cairns adjacent to an historic field system on the west facing slope of Shady Back Tor. Both mounds are covered in loose rubble and are considered to be of post-medieval date. The W mound lies partly within the S ditch of pillow mound (PRN 43428), measures 7m in diam and stands up to 0.5m high. The E mound measures 4m by 2.5m and 0.2m high. Only the E mound is mapped by the National Trust inventory.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165547Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1997. 140621. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV56830Related to: Pillow mound (Monument)
MDV43428Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56831Related to: Vermin trap (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV730 - MPP/140621
  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2015 11:09AM