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HER Number:MDV7527
Name:Possible cairn on Hamel Down


Possible site of cairn recorded in the 1950s, although the site visit in the 1960s recorded it as a "doubtful site - now water filled depression with a few surface stones". Unverified site.


Grid Reference:SX 707 789
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/87

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV299025.

Possible site of cairn (fox). Vis=24/4/1953 (os). Cropmark centre now dry with small heather covered mound centrally (os). Vis=5/11/1953 (os). Site now a moorland pond (os). Vis=10/5/1960 (os). Doubtful site now water filled depression with a few surface stones. More like a constructed pond than a robbed cairn. Vis=could possibly be the pond cairn with ring of earth and stone with small barrow in middle described by fox. Vis=not visible on raf 1946 photos (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299026.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299027.

Fox, c. /archaeologia/87(1937)162-164.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299028.

Dcra widecombe survey/(1979)vol v 1075.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299025Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV299026Migrated Record:
SDV299027Migrated Record:
SDV299028Migrated Record:

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:Oct 13 2015 4:15PM