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HER Number:MDV58428
Name:Cairns on north-east of Hound Tor Down, Manaton


Collection of clearance cairns associated with the field system on the north-east side of Hound Tor Down.


Grid Reference:SX 743 791
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/399
  • Old SAM Ref: 28786

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRNFIELD (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140568, 20/5/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairnfield 140 metres north-north-east of Hound Tor. A cairnfield including at least 18 mounds shown in this area on the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England plan.

Newman, P., 2017, An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon, 4, Fig 2 (Report - Survey). SDV361522.

Associated with the ploughing in the field system are the clearance heaps, comprising mounds of boulders of assorted size, now partly turf covered. Several of these mounds are stacked against larger boulders, probably considered too big to be moved. Many more of these cairns (MDV58429) were recorded on an earlier survey of the Down (Newman et al. 1995), but the burning in 2017 allowed for these features to be re-evaluated and it appears that several may be dismissed as natural deposits of clitter on this very stony hillside.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140568, 20/5/1995.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361522Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2017. An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon. Southwest Landscape Investigations. Digital. 4, Fig 2. [Mapped feature: #112303 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV58429Related to: Natural features on Hound Tor Down, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7556 - Survey on Hound Tor Down

Date Last Edited:Jul 9 2018 12:01PM