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HER Number:MDV5764
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Harford

Summary

Cairn on the summit of sharp tor (worth). Vis=12/4/1950 (os). Dilapidated. Diameter 19m, height 2m. Vis=-/5/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). A large pile of stones, many above average in size for a cairn of this sort. Overgrowth has not penetrated to the pile. There is a good deal of modern disturbance of the stones. Diameter approx 18m, height more than 3m in places, altitude 422.6m, os 1386 feet. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn, diameter 22m, height 2.5m. Vis=medium sized cairn visible on 1969 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments).25m diam, 1.8m high (am).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 617
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/70
  • Old SAM Ref: 10538
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV178277.

Cairn on the summit of sharp tor (worth). Vis=12/4/1950 (os). Dilapidated. Diameter 19m, height 2m. Vis=-/5/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). A large pile of stones, many above average in size for a cairn of this sort. Overgrowth has not penetrated to the pile. There is a good deal of modern disturbance of the stones. Diameter approx 18m, height more than 3m in places, altitude 422.6m, os 1386 feet. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn, diameter 22m, height 2.5m. Vis=medium sized cairn visible on 1969 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments).25m diam, 1.8m high (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178278.

Osa=sx66se53.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178279.

Worth, r. N. /tda/14(1882)156/report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178280.

Des=parish checklist/harford.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178281.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178282.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1912)396.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178283.

Rowe, s. /perambulation of dartmoor/(1856).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV178284.

Aph=nmr sx6463/2/49-70(52-53)(12/4/1969).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV178277Report - Survey: AM.
SDV178278Migrated Record:
SDV178279Migrated Record:
SDV178280Migrated Record:
SDV178281Migrated Record:
SDV178282Migrated Record:
SDV178283Migrated Record:
SDV178284Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV13486Related to: Prehistoric stone circle and stone row circa 200 metres northeast of Sharp Tor, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 10:31AM