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HER Number:MDV58860
Name:Cairn south-east of Hameldown Cross


Prehistoric ring cairn or barrow to the south-east of Hameldown Cross


Grid Reference:SX 705 799
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/404

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 401 BC (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1996, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV346262.

Site visited on 14th July 1996. Barrow with an external diameter circa 26 metres by a maximum of 0.5 metres high. Barrow on Hamel Down, due north of Broad Barrow. A well preserved ring cairn under heather vegetation with no sign of disturbance.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Cairns south-east of Hameldown Cross were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 76.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346262Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1996. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV58858Related to: Barrow north-west of Broad Barrow on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV20786Related to: Barrow south-east of Hameldown Cross (Monument)
MDV7407Related to: Broad Barrow on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV20787Related to: Cairn south-east of Hameldown Cross (Monument)
MDV8741Related to: Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2011 2:45PM