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HER Number:MDV7534
Name:Cairn north of Blackslade Ford

Summary

Prehistoric cairn or boundary marker just to the north of Blackslade Ford. One of a group of cairns continuing to the south of Blackslade Ford. Marks the boundary of three parishes Buckland in the Moor, Widecombe in the Moor and Ashburton

Location

Grid Reference:SX 736 751
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn or boundary marker just to the north of Blackslade Ford; one of a group of cairns continuing to the south of the ford

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445129
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/90
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW37
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumulus' shown as a circular earthwork on 19th century map.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NW37 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345867.

Mound supposed tumulus, boundary mark. A peaty mound protruding from the marsh. Not a barrow but may be a boundary mound as it is at junction of three parishes. Diameter 3 metres, height 0.7 metres..


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NW (Cartographic). SDV345445.

Not visible on aerial photographs.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 113-4 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Cairns and earthworks on Blackslade Down and Buckland Common. Many of these are associated with boundary markers. Other details: Map 10.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Cairns south of Blackslade Ford were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 39.


Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 445129 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345868.

Tumulus or boundary mound on Blackslade Down.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Circular earthwork shown at the junction of three parishes on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 113-4.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102469 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345445Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345867Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NW37. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345868National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 445129. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV30642Related to: Cairn north of Cold East Cross (Monument)
MDV20169Related to: Cairn south of Blackslade Ford (Monument)
MDV30638Related to: Cairn south of Blackslade Ford (Monument)
MDV22823Related to: Culvert on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV30634Related to: Possible cairn south of Blackslade Ford (Monument)
MDV31034Related to: Stone at Blackslade Ford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2018 4:07PM