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HER Number:MDV7412
Name:Cairn on Hamel Down


Heather covered cairn, 14.0m. in diameter and 1.0m. high.


Grid Reference:SX 706 790
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW24
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445086
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/6
  • Old SAM County Ref: 369

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fox, A., 1948-1952, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon (Article in Serial). SDV123888.

Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF RP541/540, 3143 (Aerial Photograph). SDV290988.

Fox, A., 1952, Twenty-first Report on Ancient Monuments, 240 (Article in Serial). SDV342835.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NW24 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV307184.

(10/05/1960) Tumuli on saddle, 'A' is 40 feet in diameter with a rim 1 ft. high. 'B' is a cairn 42 feet in diameter and 3 feet high (comment, Lady A Fox, June 1950) Scheduled Ancient Monuments (TDA, 1952, Vol 84, pg 240).
'B': SX 7067 7909 is heather covered, 14.0 m. in diameter and 1.0 m. high.
A 25" survey has been made.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 176 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V,1038. (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123888Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1948-1952. The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 4. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 176.
SDV290988Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF RP541/540. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3143.
SDV307184Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NW24. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol V,1038..
SDV342835Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1952. Twenty-first Report on Ancient Monuments. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 240.

Associated Monuments

MDV7413Related to: Cairn on Hamel Down 160 metres south-east of Two Barrows (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 30 2022 3:25PM