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HER Number:MDV7826
Name:Cairn 60 metres north-east of Skerraton Gate

Summary

Cairn on Skerraton Down. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 650
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairns and/or hut circles and field bank, part of a complex of monuments on Skerraton Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/14/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1976, Dean Prior Barrows (Site Visit). SDV346527.

Barrow C. A circular mound about 15.0 metres in diameter. Composed entirely of stone (slate) and much quarried away in the centre.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 21/6/1977) East of Skerraton Gate, about nine mounds, possibly clearance heaps.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1980, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV346542.

Levelled by agricultural operations.


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

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #105148 ]
SDV346527Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1976. Dean Prior Barrows. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV346542Site Visit: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1980. Worksheet. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV7827Related to: Cairn 60 metres east-north-east of Skerraton Gate (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2013 3:49PM