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HER Number:MDV7950
Name:Cairn 160 meters south-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 702 649
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of seven prehistoric cairns, part of a cairn cemetery on Skerraton Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 444974
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/20
  • 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 H. A circular mound about 16.0 meters in diameter, composed of small stones with a hollow centre.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 178 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

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


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photographs.


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. 178.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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: #106300 ]
SDV346527Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1976. Dean Prior Barrows. Worksheet. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV7949Related to: Cairn 116 metres east-south-east of Skerraton Gate (Monument)
MDV7947Related to: Cairn 160 meters south-east of Skerraton Gate (Monument)
MDV7829Related to: Cairn 170 meters east of Skerraton Gate (Monument)
MDV7946Related to: Cairn 180 meters south-east of Skerraton Gate (Monument)
MDV7948Related to: Pair of cairns 135 meters south-east of Skerraton Gate (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2013 3:23PM