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HER Number:MDV5978
Name:Cairn on Cator Common

Summary

Cairn, hollow towards centre. Retaining circle of c.28 upright slabs, mostly turned inwards. Diameter 18.0m, height 0.6m.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 674 779
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE7
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442453
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1007B

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

ANCIENT MONUMENTS, REES, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV298941.

Vis=4/5/1977 (ancient monuments, rees). Cairn 6: 15 feet diameter, 3 feet high, of small stones overgrown with gorse and heather on unenclosed moorland.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298946.

Osa=sx67ne7. Cairn is on cator common (osa). Stone circle containing the tumulus is almost exactly like the one half mile north (O. G. S. Crawford citing Breton, undated):
Cairn, to the south-west of (a) - (SX 67 NE45), 15 ft. diameter and 3 ft high; comprised of small stones overgrown with gorse and heather on unenclosed moorland (H. H. Breton).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV298948.

Aph=raf 540/483/3041-3042(24/4/1951).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298949.

Dcra widecombe survey/(1979)vol v 959. Ring cairn, containing tumulus.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

(SX 67427800) Tumulus (NR).

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 176 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(18/06/1972) Cairn, hollow towards centre. Retaining circle of c.28 upright slabs, mostly turned inwards. Diameter 18.0m, height 0.6m.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

The cairn and the ring cairn are very clearly visible on RAF 1951 aerial photograph.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 38-9 60 70 fig 12, b3 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Turner describes this site as an embanked circle; an annular bank or earth and/or stones with an inner edge of orthostats. Inner diam 13.8 with bank 1.5m wide and 0.5m high. May have been altered in antiquity with one third of the circumference of the inner kerb masked by a bank similar to a ring cairn. Stones lean inwards. Much disturbed (turner).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 38-9 60 70 fig 12, b3.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 176.
SDV298941Report - Survey: ANCIENT MONUMENTS, REES.
SDV298946Migrated Record:
SDV298948Aerial Photograph:
SDV298949Migrated Record:
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV6008Related to: Ring Cairn on Cator Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2022 1:17PM