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HER Number:MDV6472
Name:Cairn south-east of Venford Reservoir within Dartmeet reave system


Cairn measuring 9.7 metres in diameter; flat topped. Survives up to 0.8 metres high. Small central hollow.


Grid Reference:SX 688 703
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/82
  • Old SAM Ref: 22370

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=13/9/1973 (grinsell) cairn, large hollow centre. Diameter 9.0m, height 0.9m.

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV139995.

Vis=est -/-/2000 (ancient monuments) cairn at sx68847032. Diam 9.7m. Flat topped. Up to 0.8m high. Small central hollow (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139996.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV139997.

Aph=nmr sf1457/462-465(1/3/1979).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139998.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141.

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

Vis=7/5/1955 (os) cairn ring.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Looks similar to the trial pits in the area since it has a hole in the top. Visible on 1979 nmr ap (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV139995Report - Survey: AM.
SDV139996Migrated Record:
SDV139997Aerial Photograph:
SDV139998Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 1:06PM