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HER Number:MDV7830
Name:Site of cairn on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior


Skerraton Down '3' (Butler) one of four cairns destroyed by agricultural practices since 1977 on Skerraton Down.


Grid Reference:SX 701 652
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX76NW31
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444855
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/33

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1976, Dean Prior Barrows (Worksheet). SDV346527.

(09/11/1976) A circular mound about 12 metres in diameter. Composed of small stones and hollow in the centre (12 metres from the field boundary).

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

Four cairns sited on a hill slope visited June 1977. Cairn at SX 70106522 Diameter 11 metres, height 0.8 metres.

Greeves, T., 1980, Cairns on Skerraton Down (Worksheet). SDV159807.

Site visited on 2nd May 1980. Barrow now destroyed to ground level by agricultural operations.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 161, Map 57 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Skerraton Down '3' cairn at SX70106522. One of four cairns destroyed by clearance since 1977.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159807Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 1980. Cairns on Skerraton Down.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 161, Map 57.
SDV346527Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1976. Dean Prior Barrows. Worksheet. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV7833Related to: Barrow on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV48850Related to: Ring cairn on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV7828Related to: Site of cairn on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2022 11:23AM