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HER Number:MDV66017
Name:Possible round cairn 540 metres north of White Barrow

Summary

Recorded in the 1990s as a cairn, and later scheduled, a visit in 2004 shed doubt on this interpretation and survey in 2018 records it is now thought to be a peat mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 798
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 117
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/179
  • Old SAM Ref: 34449
  • Pastscape: 1065797

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • PEAT STAND (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 156933, 14/2/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Round cairn 540 metres north of White Barrow. A 9.0 metre diameter mound standing up to 0.9 metres high. There are several protruding stones and the northern side is slightly higher than the remainder of the mound. There is considerable evidence of peat cutting within the vicinity of the cairn. No obvious trace of robbing and a small hole in the north-west side of the cairn is probably the result of natural weathering. The mound is covered in grass and moss.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 127; Map 30 (Monograph). SDV219155.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 10/08/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Sited in an area of peat cutting covered by grass. Unlikely cairn.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A small turf covered mound in an area of peat cutting north of White Barrow has previously been recorded as a cairn but is now thought to be a peat mound.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1994 data (Website). SDV360651.

A small cairn lies on the edge of an area of peat cutting at SX 56717981. The turf-covered mound has some stone exposed at the centre and measures 6.0 metres (north-south), 6.3 metres (east-west) and 0.5 metres high (maximum). There is a small depression, 1.0 metres long and 0.5 metres wide, in the north-western section of the mound. The cairn lies just below the summit of an un-named hill, on the Forest boundary, as does the more conspicuous White Barrow, some 550 metres to the south (citing Riley, H. M., 21/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

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. 127; Map 30.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 156933, 14/2/2002.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 10/08/2004.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1994 data.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 1:52PM