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HER Number:MDV6611
Name:Tor cairn 50 metres north-east of Hookney Tor


Vis=24/7/1972 (grinsell + beach) cairn built around a natural outcrop and subsequently pillaged. Diameter 20m, height 2.4m.


Grid Reference:SX 699 813
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/47
  • Old SAM Ref: 34429

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 8000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

GRINSELL + BEACH, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV277376.

Vis=24/7/1972 (grinsell + beach) cairn built around a natural outcrop and subsequently pillaged. Diameter 20m, height 2.4m.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305634.

Not visible on raf/nmr photos (rchm app 1985).

ADAS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV305635.

Vis=10/2/1995 (adas) slow deterioration; people erosion (adas).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV305636.

Vis=est -/-/2000 (ancient monuments) tor cairn 50m ne of hookney tor.

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305637.

Forms part of discrete cluster along prominent ridge. Includes rubble bank attached to s face of rock outcrop. Ring bank survives as 2m wide curving earthwork up to 0.8m high enclosing 'd'-shaped area.12m ew by 6m ns. The tor itself is 6m wide and 0.9m high (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305638.

Adams, m.(ed. )/tda/47(1915)27/proceedings at the 54th annual meeting.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305639.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)158.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305640.

Bate, c. S. /tda/5(1872)554/researches into some ancient tumuli on dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305641.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305642.

Des=adas record sheet.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305643.

Des=ancient monuments/(-/-/2000)/as above.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277376Report - Survey: GRINSELL + BEACH.
SDV305634Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV305635Report - Survey: ADAS.
SDV305636Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV305637Migrated Record: AM.
SDV305638Migrated Record:
SDV305639Migrated Record:
SDV305640Migrated Record:
SDV305641Migrated Record:
SDV305642Migrated Record:
SDV305643Migrated Record:
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98032 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103609Related to: Three hut circles 150 metres north-west of Hookney Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2013 2:36PM