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HER Number:MDV5778
Name:Cairn at north end of stone row west of Black Tor, South Brent

Summary

Cairn '1' (Butler) at north end of stone row west of Black Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 634
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age settlement south-west of Black Tor, consisting of six enclosures, associated hut circles, a section of reave, cairns, a stone row and at least eight medieval pillow mounds

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE33
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/78
  • Pastscape: 441862
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Beckerlegge, J. J., 1933, Second Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 186 (Article in Serial). SDV178244.

A stone row and two barrows that had previously been unrecorded were found by Worth on Black Tor. The other barrow is at SX67716347.

Vis=14/4/1950 (os) heather covered cairn with a slight hollow on the south east side.9.5m diameter, 0.5m high. . Vis=est -/-/1977 (robinson, r. ). This cairn lies on a fairly level platform of zeal plains, in a grassy area partly overgrown by heather. It is above an area of settlement on the lower slopes and has a smaller cairn (previously unrecorded) adjacent to it on the south west side, described separately. It is 9.5m diameter and about 0.5m high, with a slight hollow on the south east side and heather covered with only a few stones showing. Vis=distinguished by darker vegetation on 1976 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=5/7/1977 (os). This cairn is approximately situated at sx67736346. Its diameter is 3.5m and height 0.3m and is hollow in the centre. The three stones mentioned are haphazardly sited and there is no evidence of an outer rim (os).

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6763, 2/56-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169271.

Photograph taken on 8th April 1976.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 168 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 3rd September 1975. At SX67736347 a mutilated cairn, diameter 7 metres, height 0.6 metres, remains of stone row descend to south-east. Four paces south-south-west at SX67726345 cairn, diameter 3.5m, height 0.2m.

Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent, 16 (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

This cairn lies on a fairly level platform of Zeal Plains, in a grassy area partly overgrown by heather. It is above an area of settlement on the lower slopes and has a smaller cairn (previously unrecorded) adjacent to it on the south-west side, described separately. It is 9.5 metres diameter and about 0.5 metres high, with a slight hollow on the south-east side and heather covered with only a few stones showing.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 158, Map 57, Figure 57.25 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '1' at SX67736348 of 9.5 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high at the north-west end of 'Black Tor stone rows' has an oval off centre pit down to ground level.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Visible on aerial photogrph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441862, SX66SE33 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 5th July 1977. A turf and heather-covered cairn on the flat plateau west of Black Tor. Diameter 9.0 metres; height 0.5 metres, and mutilated on the south-east side.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Northern of two 'Cairns' shown on modern mappingg.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound. 16.
SDV169271Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6763. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/56-7.
SDV178244Article in Serial: Beckerlegge, J. J.. 1933. Second Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. Unknown. 186.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 168.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 158, Map 57, Figure 57.25.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #128768 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441862, SX66SE33.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV129983Related to: Cairn north-west of stone row on Zeal Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129984Related to: Cairn north-west of stone row on Zeal Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129982Related to: Cairn to north-west of the end of stone row west of Black Tor, South Brent (Monument)
MDV28589Related to: Double stone row to the west of Black Tor, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2021 10:27AM