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HER Number:MDV5885
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


Cairn. Site no.1b in bellever plantation, bellever tor (with sketch map) in dnp field report.


Grid Reference:SX 641 762
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/37
  • Old SAM Ref: 28684.2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Vis=8/7/1997 (gerrard, s. ) cairn 360m sw of bellever tor forming an outlying part of a cairn cemetery (mpp).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=-/-/1976 (turner) covered in whortleberries. On the nw side of the cairn are two stones, the only remains of a retaining circle. Not investigated or planted over.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=1/9/1950 (os) cairn, it does not appear to have been excavated, although there is a slight disturbance at the top centre where large granite stones are bared. At the north west extreme are two stones, the positions of which indicate this being part of the retaining circle, no others remain. Height 0.8m, diameter 5.0m.

WITH SKETCH MAP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262926.

Cairn. Site no.1b in bellever plantation, bellever tor (with sketch map) in dnp field report.

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV262929.

Vis=2/11/1979 (os) measures 5.9m. Ne-sw by 4.9m. Transversely and is 0.85m. High with 2 contiguous stones on its n perimeter. There is no sign of excavation (nmr citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262931.

Not visible on nmr 1977 ap (rchm app 1985).

TURNER, 1990, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262932.

Encircled cairn. Ring of orthostats 7m diam, around cairn 5m diam and 0.8m high. Only two stones left in circle (turner, 1990).

NMR CITING PROBERT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV262933.

Vis=4/11/1993 (rchm) slightly irregular. Measures 5.7m ne-sw by 4.9m with a maximum height of 0.8m. The top is obscured by heather, the sides slope sharply and 2 stones of a possible retaining kerb are visible on the n margin (nmr citing probert).

ADAS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV262934.

Vis=15/2/1995 (adas) stable; feature obscured by shrubbery (adas).

SEE SUBSHEET, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV262936.

Vis=8/7/1997 (gerrard, s. ) 6m by 5m by 0.7m high. Oriented wnw-ese and covered in dense bilberry + some heather. Possible standing stone 6.6m to ese (see subsheet) (gerrard).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262937.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262938.

Dnp/conservation of ancient monuments ms field report(1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262939.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)150/lydford 59a.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262940.

Turner, j. R/pdas/48(1990)54 79/f18.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262941.

Des=adas record sheet/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262942.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(4/11/1993)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262943.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262944.

Des=gerrard, s. /(8/7/1997)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV262926Migrated Record: WITH SKETCH MAP.
SDV262929Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV262931Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV262932Migrated Record: TURNER, 1990.
SDV262933Report - Survey: NMR CITING PROBERT.
SDV262934Report - Survey: ADAS.
SDV262936Report - Survey: SEE SUBSHEET.
SDV262937Migrated Record:
SDV262938Migrated Record:
SDV262939Migrated Record:
SDV262940Migrated Record:
SDV262941Migrated Record:
SDV262942Migrated Record:
SDV262943Migrated Record:
SDV262944Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM