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HER Number:MDV6249
Name:Cairn 290 metres south-east of Roundhill Farm

Summary

Cairn with possible cist situated near two others, south-east of Roundhill Farm. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 609 741
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of two Bronze Age cairns 300 metres south-east of Roundhill Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/18/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Prowse, A. B., 1901, The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor, 497 (Article in Serial). SDV233834.


Worth, R. H., 1912, 31st Report of the Barrow Committee, 85 (Article in Serial). SDV233835.

Barrow approximately 10 meters distant from cist, and north 26 degrees 30 feet west of it.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1980, SX67SW15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV237297.

A small turf-covered cairn with central hollow, 0.2 meters deep, which may represent a filled in cist. A buried slab of granite just south-east of the cairn might be a capstone of such a cist. Condition of cairn is fairly good and it measures 4.5 meters in diameter, and 0.5 meters in height. (4/9/1950)
Conforms to Ridyard's measurements with a disturbed centre and a probable kerb (18/1/1980). Other details: Including plan.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 151 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn with hollow towards centre at Roundhill Farm, measuring 4.5 meters in diameter, and 0.3 meters in height. (Visited 07/9/1972)


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force aerial photographs.


Fletcher, M. J., 1988, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV214888.

A turf-covered cairn, slightly spread on the northern side, measuring 5.0 meters by 4.8 meters and 0.5 meters in height. An almost centrally placed upright slab, 0.6 meters long and 0.13 meters wide and a large slab at the foot of the mound could both be part of a disturbed cist. There is no evidence of a kerb.


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

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214888Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV233834Article in Serial: Prowse, A. B.. 1901. The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. Unknown. 497.
SDV233835Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1912. 31st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. Unknown. 85.
SDV237297Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1980. SX67SW15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 151.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97034 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6248Related to: Cairn 300 meters south-east of Roundhill Farm (Monument)
MDV6372Related to: Cairn 380 meters south-east of Roundhill Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:12PM