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HER Number:MDV79252
Name:Cairn on Shaugh Moor, north of the China Clay Works

Summary

Probable prehistoric cairn on Shaugh Moor. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites. A turf-covered mound at SX56086322 measuring 3.2 metres in diameter and a maximum 0.5 metres high located on the crest of a rise. No surface boulders or stones are evident. Investigated and surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of the RCHME Shaugh Moor project in 1997.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 560 632
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a probable prehistoric cairn on Shaugh Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West (Monograph). SDV137656.

One of four cairns depicted on map. Other details: Map 48.


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.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

(Depicted on English Heritage GIS survey layer). A turf-covered mound at SX56086322 measuring 3.2 metres in diameter and a maximum 0.5 metres high located on the crest of a rise. No surface boulders or stones are evident. Investigated and surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of the RCHME Shaugh Moor project in 1997.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM27 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 05/09/2019. The RCHME Shaugh Moor project in 1997 survey description is good, although the measured height is now at 0.4meters. There is low height bracken growing on the cairn and low height western gorse. The site very stable. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM27 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 05/09/2019. A photo taken looking east giving an overall view of the turf covered cairn

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #106054 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM27.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM27.

Associated Monuments

MDV28564Related to: Cairn on Shaugh Moor, north of the China Clay Works (Monument)
MDV2433Related to: Ring cairn on Shaugh Moor, north of the China Clay Works (Monument)
MDV2553Related to: Ring cairn on Shaugh Moor, north of the China Clay Works (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2019 11:17AM