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HER Number:MDV7623
Name:Cairn at Stanborough Camp


Prehistoric cairn formerly located within Stanborough Camp reportedly containing a cist


Grid Reference:SX 772 516
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 444663
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/2/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 33746
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX75SE6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Polwhele, R., 1793-1806, The History of Devonshire, 189 (Monograph). SDV21030.

Inside Stanborough Camp there is a barrow composed entirely of stones, many of them very large, but much despoiled for road repairs.

Woollcombe, H., 1839-1850, Woollcombe Manuscript (Un-published). SDV16214.

No evidence of stone barrow mentioned by Lysons.

Curtis, J. S., 1897, Untitled Source, 95 (Monograph). SDV339275.

The cairn was opened 'a century since' and found to contain a cist. It is scattered now.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1961, SX75SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339276.

Cairn inside Stanborough Camp.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

The largest of the barrows in the Stanborough area is within the encampment and is a cairn (citing Polwhele).

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Stanborough Camp Iron Age Hillfort and Bowl Barrow (Schedule Document). SDV339214.

This monument includes a slight univallate hillfort of sub-circular plan and an earlier bowl barrow on a level hilltop with wide local views to the south and west. A large bowl barrow with a central stone chamber was enclosed by the later hillfort and remains of it survive to the south-east of the hillfort's centre. The barrow appears as a low mound 17 metres in diameter and up to 0.1 metres high. It has an encircling quarry ditch about 3 metres wide which is 0.1 metres deep on the south side, but is not visible to the north. Other details: Monument 33746.

English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 100 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Principal vulneralbility scrub and tree growth

National Monuments Record, 2011, 444663 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346520.

Remains of a cairn in Stanborough Camp.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16214Un-published: Woollcombe, H.. 1839-1850. Woollcombe Manuscript. Manuscript.
SDV21030Monograph: Polwhele, R.. 1793-1806. The History of Devonshire. The History of Devonshire. Unknown. 189.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 37.
SDV339214Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Stanborough Camp Iron Age Hillfort and Bowl Barrow. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV339275Monograph: Curtis, J. S.. 1897. Devonshire. Unknown. 95.
SDV339276Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1961. SX75SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 100.
SDV346520National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 444663. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV7622Part of: Stanborough Camp, Halwell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4285 - Stanborough Hundred Hotel Access Drive

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2011 3:50PM