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HER Number:MDV60254
Name:Destroyed cairn on Halstock Down

Summary

A severly damaged cairn lies on the south west flank of Halstock Down 65 metres above the military ring road. All that remains is a stony fringe 1.2 to 1.6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high indicating an original diameter of around 20 metres for this feature. The interior of the cairn has been removed down to the old ground surface which has been further disturbd by later pits.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 597 921
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 59 SE 126
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/197/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 28717
  • Pastscape: 1395963

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149169, 22/6/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

A ring cairn 870 metres south of Moorgate Farm.


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

In the southern field is a circular bank measuring up to 3m wide and 0.6m high surrounding a 17.5m diameter internal area. The ring bank has been cut in four places by military pits and others in the vicinity further confuse the situation. Despite this, it is clear that this earthwork represents the site of a ring cairn.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 18/08/2003 (Website). SDV360651.

SX 59759217. A severly damaged cairn lies on the south west flank of Halstock Down 65 metres above the military ring road. All that remains is a stony fringe 1.2 to 1.6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high indicating an original diameter of around 20 metres for this feature. The interior of the cairn has been removed down to the old ground surface which has been further disturbd by later pits.
Other than the diameter the remains give no indication as to the original form or height of this feature.
Citing Probert, S. A. J., 18/08/2003 English Heritage Field Investigation.

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 149169, 22/6/1999.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 18/08/2003.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58789Related to: Cairnfield on the western flank of Halstock Down (Monument)
MDV120734Related to: Earthwork banks on the western flank of Halstock Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2018 2:36PM