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HER Number:MDV6386
Name:Cairn north of Corndon Tor


Large stone cairn; one of a pair approximately 530 metres north of Corndon Tor. This (the western of the pair) measures around 25 metres in diameter and have been much disturbed.


Grid Reference:SX 685 747
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1003290: Cairns N of Corndon Tor
  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442864
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/10
  • Old SAM County Ref: 531
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1943, 66th Report on Barrows, 53 (Article in Serial). SDV16898.

Other details: Report on Barrows.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4418-4419 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX67SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV307429.

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 164 (Monograph). SDV231148.

A cairn, height 1.98 metres (uphill side), 3.8 metres (downhill side), diameter 20.12 metres.

Department of Environment, 1964, Cairns north of Corndon Tor (Schedule Document). SDV346975.

One of two cairns north of Corndon Tor.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 177 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 18/6/1972). Cairn, mutilated in centre. Diameter 26.0 metres, height 2.7 metres.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 986 (Vol 5) (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Stone cairn, one of two on a lesser summit to the north of Corndon Tor, diameter 26.0 metres, height 2.5. A cross reave, part of the Dartmeet parallel system, skims the north side.

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

Large cairn visible on 1947 Royal Air Force and 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EN, 4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346962.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 131, Map 15, 5 (Monograph). SDV299725.

A second large cairn near PRN 6385.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor, Site 43 (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 360-373 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16898Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. 66th Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. Hardback Volume. 53.
SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 164.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 177.
SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 360-373.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4418-4419.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 131, Map 15, 5.
SDV307429Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX67SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 986 (Vol 5).
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital. Site 43.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346962Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EN. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4.
SDV346975Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1964. Cairns north of Corndon Tor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments

MDV6385Related to: Cairn north of Corndon Tor (Monument)
MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 9:35AM