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HER Number:MDV61957
Name:Tor cairn 60 metres south-east of Down Tor

Summary

The cairn comprises a horseshoe-shaped band of stones leading from a large granite outcrop. The northern side is formed by two parallel lines of edge set stones - both of these lines are formed by at least 10 stones and stand up to 0.4 metres high. The southern side consists of 9 stones set on a granite boulder. The area enclosed by the cairn bank measures 6.0 metres wide at the western side, 2.8 metres wide at the east and up to 4.3 metres long from east to west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 580 693
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/621
  • Old SAM Ref: 24112

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOR CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP152414, 26/2/1998 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited 9/8/1997 (Hooley, D.) Tor cairn 60 metres south-east of Down Tor.
Visited 26/2/1998 (Gerrard, S.) Measures 6.0 metres by 5.8 metres by 0.4 metres high. Two parallel lines of edge set stones form the northern side of the cairn. They lead from a large granite outcrop situated to the west. The inner line of stones survives as a 4.3 metre long by 0.8 metre wide line of at least 10 stones. The outer is 4.0 metres long and also includes at least 10 stones. The southern side is denoted by 9 stones set on top of a large granite boulder. The east side includes a jumble of large stones, with others lying on the slope directly below. The west side is formed by the tor. The area enclosed by these features measures 6.0 metres wide at the western end, 2.8 metres wide at the eastern end and up to 4.3 metres long east-west.
This cairn was originally recognised by Hooley in 1997.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT6 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 10/06/2019 SX 58069 69361. No damage agency noted Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT6 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 10/06/2019 Photos X 2 taken 1) general view from beside the outcrop looking south east 2) general view looking west up the slope towards the outcrop


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 2008 data (Website). SDV362732.

A tor cairn located 60 metres south-east of Down Tor. The cairn comprises a horseshoe-shaped band of stones leading from a large granite outcrop. The northern side is formed by two parallel lines of edge set stones - both of these lines are formed by at least 10 stones and stand up to 0.4 metres high. The southern side consists of 9 stones set on a granite boulder. The area enclosed by the cairn bank measures 6.0 metres wide at the western side, 2.8 metres wide at the east and up to 4.3 metres long from east to west. Scheduled (citing Fletcher, M., 11/01/2008, 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. MPP152414, 26/2/1998.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 2008 data.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT6.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT6.

Associated Monuments

MDV3423Related to: Round cairn 100 metres south of Down Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 10:10AM