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HER Number:MDV64199
Name:Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford

Summary

One of at least five carins forming part of a Prehistoric cemetery on Chagford Common

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 836
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/143/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • 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., MPP 149385 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th January 1999. Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Chagford Common. Cairn measures 5 metres by 4.5 metres by 0.5 metres high. Mound orientated at 25 degrees. Covered with grass and short gorse.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 29-30, Figure 25.1, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

One of at leat five low mounds circa 5 metres diameter and up to 0.3 metres high with other smaller ones in the vicinity. Most have a shallow pit with a few exposed stones at the centre.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 15, Figure 1 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Five cairns to the north of Enclosure B.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1018926 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The monument includes three agglomerated enclosures containing stone hut circles, a cairn cemetery, post-medieval fields, an openwork, streamworks, and a tin mine situated on an east facing slope of Chagford Common overlooking the Walla Brook

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 29-30, Figure 25.1, Map 25.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149385.
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 15, Figure 1.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018926.

Associated Monuments

MDV121528Part of: Cairn Cemetery west of the northern Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV13038Related to: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common (Monument)
MDV13037Related to: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common (Monument)
MDV13036Related to: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64200Related to: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2018 12:35PM