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HER Number:MDV7413
Name:Cairn on Hamel Down 160 metres south-east of Two Barrows


Heather-covered cairn with large depression in top a result of stone rubbing. Cairn is truncated and may have had stone removed to build the adjoining wall. Diameter 20.0 metres, height 0.6 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 707 790
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a large cairn on Hamel Down, 160 metres south-east of Two Barrows

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/6/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV307183.

One of two cairns on saddlevis=10/5/1960 (os). Heather covered with large depression in top a result of stone rubbing of which a further example is afforded by a trench dug into the outside of the rim throughout the north- eastern half of the cairn (os). Vis=21/7/1972 (grinsell, l. V. + beach, n. ). Cairn truncated, probably for stones to build adjoining wall. Diameter 20.0m, height 0.6m. Vis=not visible on 1946 raf photos (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV307184.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV307185.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)p.176.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV307186.

Dcra widecombe survey/(1979)vol v 1039.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV307183Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV307184Migrated Record:
SDV307185Migrated Record:
SDV307186Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV7412Related to: BARROW in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV7527Related to: Possible cairn on Hamel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2015 1:35PM