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HER Number:MDV69503
Name:Prehistoric Cairn on the south slope of Whittor

Summary

Small disturbed flat-topped stony mound measuring between 4.2 and 5.9 metres, lies approximately 30 metres to the north of the group of three cairns on the south slope of Whittor. Surveyed in 2003.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 543 784
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of a Prehistoric Cairn on the south slope of Whittor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/28/4
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, 5, fig 2 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Small disturbed cairn shown on the English Heritage survey of 2003 around 30 metres to the north of the group of three cairns on the south slope of Whittor. Number 4 on plan, cairn consists of a flat-topped stony mound measuring between 4.2 and 5.9 metres.


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

Cairn shown on English Heritage Survey.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 11/01/2018 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A small ruinous round cairn on the southern slope of Whittor. Condition is poor, but stable.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. 5, fig 2.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99051 ]
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. 11/01/2018.

Associated Monuments

MDV4180Related to: Cairn south of White Tor (Monument)
MDV4182Related to: Cairn south of White Tor (Monument)
MDV69504Related to: Possible cairn on southern slope of Whittor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Sep 7 2018 3:12PM