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HER Number:MDV70198
Name:Cairn 540 metres north-east of Moor Gate


A low flat-topped cairn 13m in diameter and 0.6m high. A cattle feeder has formerly occupied the top of this feature resulting severe poaching that has exposed the stony fabric of the mound.


Grid Reference:SX 593 936
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a prehistoric cairnfield, cairns and hut circles, medieval field system and deserted medieval settlements and modern miltary training camp in Okehampton Park

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE90
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1388071
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Probert, S. A. J., 2004, Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV324949.

(08/04/2003) SX 59339365. A low stony mound 13m in diameter and 0.6m high lies on the edge of a marshy area 150m S of the cattle grid on the Halstock track. Much of the cairn's stony fabric protrudes through a thin covering of soil and the top possesses a distinct lip around its edge. The crest of this feature has been used as a site for a cattle feeder which has resulted in the erosion of much of the former turf covering and the creation of the lip around the top on the mound.
There is no trace of a cist or kerb.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324949Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2004. Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/03/2004. A4 Stapled + Digital. [Mapped feature: #99343 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park
  • EDV8007 - Okehampton Camp Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Earthwork Survey (Ref: 50171.01)

Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2021 3:18PM