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HER Number:MDV63573
Name:Cairn north-east of Barn Hill, Whitchurch


Cairn to the north-east of Barn Hill of 11 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high which has been dug into and despoiled


Grid Reference:SX 534 750
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Northern section of the leat that served the medieval manor houses of Grimstone and Sortridge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/156

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 33-4, Map 44, Figure 44.8 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Barn Hill N.E.Cairn at SX53437503 of 11.0 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high has been dug into from the eastern edge and at the centre. It is not a certain example of a burial cairn but the angled slabs visible around the edge of the pit supports this identification.

Newman, P., 1994, Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994, 9-10 (Article in Serial). SDV236243.

Despoiled prehistoric barrow on the east side of Barn Hill just to the west of the streamwork. The top of the monument has recently been dug into.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 33-4, Map 44, Figure 44.8.
SDV236243Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1994. Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 7. Unknown. 9-10.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #133130 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV64833Related to: Cairn north-east of Vixen Tor to the south of the road, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2021 11:49AM