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HER Number:MDV6196
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Gidleigh


Tumulus enclosed by circle of small stones (os).


Grid Reference:SX 654 872
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/75
  • Old SAM Ref: 28715

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1998 (gerrard, s. ) long cairn 160m s of scorhill stone circle (mpp).

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

Turner (1990) gives ngr as sx65558724. A platform circle; ring of kerb stones 4.5m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.45m high. Indication of a stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn (turner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=13/2/1977 (turner) mutilated cairn with traces of retaining circle on the n side (grinsell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=11/10/1985 (robinson) this is in fact an irregular heather-covered mound 25m by 5m, lying ne/sw, with some large set stones up to 0.8m in height. Interpreted as a long cairn (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Tumulus enclosed by circle of small stones (os).

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

Vis=9/7/1974 (os) an amorphous turf covered mound up to 0.3m high with a surface outcrop of small stones and rocks around the nw/sw sides. It appears to be entirely natural. The area shows considerable evidence of minor surface diggings.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274353.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274354.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)139/gidleigh 2a.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274355.

Des=worksheet(robinson, 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274356.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)75, 83/e25.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274357.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274358.

Des=gerrard, s. /(5/2/1998)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV274353Migrated Record:
SDV274354Migrated Record:
SDV274355Migrated Record:
SDV274356Migrated Record:
SDV274357Migrated Record:
SDV274358Migrated 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: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM