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HER Number:MDV6806
Name:Cairn lying 280 metres east of the Grey Wethers stone circles


A barrow is situated 274m e of grey wethers. Excavations in 1897/8 exposed a pit containing a little charcoal (baring-gould).


Grid Reference:SX 641 832
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/54
  • Old SAM Ref: 28680
  • Pastscape: 443954

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=4/7/1976 (grinsell) cairn, or barrow excavated. Central pit contained charcoal. Diameter 5m, height 0.3m.

FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10257.

Vis=2/7/1990 (rchme) no observations recorded (fletcher).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=16/5/1983 (greeves) small conventional barrow visible from grey wethers. No sign of hollow in top surface or signs of any excavation disturbance. Appears to be the same as grinsell's lydford 16 (worksheet).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224015.

Not visible on 1977 nmr ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224019.

Gould, s. B. /tda/30(1898)113/5th report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV224020.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1995 2365-6 13 april 1947.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224021.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224022.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)145.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224023.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224024.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(2/7/1990)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224025.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224026.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)165-6;fig 35.9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224027.

Des=gerrard, s. /(9/9/1997)/as above.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV224015Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV224019Migrated Record:
SDV224020Aerial Photograph:
SDV224021Migrated Record:
SDV224022Migrated Record:
SDV224023Migrated Record:
SDV224024Migrated Record:
SDV224025Migrated Record:
SDV224026Migrated Record:
SDV224027Migrated Record:
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98778 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV20917Related to: Large cairn 410 metres east-north-east of the Grey Wethers Stone Circles (Monument)
MDV6758Related to: The Grey Wethers Northern Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV6759Related to: The Grey Wethers southern stone circle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8535 - Barrow east of Grey Whethers excavated

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2021 3:09PM