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HER Number:MDV9476
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Bridford

Summary

Lower lowton down, bridford. Rough pasture or residual moorland. Eight or more cairns scattered in enclosure. They do not appear to have been disturbed. Bronze was found in two of the cairns, also a stone hammer in another heap. Another cairn covered a granite bowl. Vis=23/4/1953(os) no mounds approaching the description given above were encountered during field investigation. There are, however, a number of low stone heaps. These lie parallel to, and on the north side of, the now defunct east-west track, with which they were obviously connected. The area is bracken and grass covered. Vis=not visible on 1946 raf photos (rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 813 874
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Cairnfield on Lower Lowton Down, Bridford with eight or more cairns and and an earthwork bank

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/7
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV294446.

Lower lowton down, bridford. Rough pasture or residual moorland. Eight or more cairns scattered in enclosure. They do not appear to have been disturbed. Bronze was found in two of the cairns, also a stone hammer in another heap. Another cairn covered a granite bowl. Vis=23/4/1953(os) no mounds approaching the description given above were encountered during field investigation. There are, however, a number of low stone heaps. These lie parallel to, and on the north side of, the now defunct east-west track, with which they were obviously connected. The area is bracken and grass covered. Vis=not visible on 1946 raf photos (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294447.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941)59/60th report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294448.

Osa=sx88nw5.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294449.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)30.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294446Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV294447Migrated Record:
SDV294448Migrated Record:
SDV294449Migrated Record:
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109770 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29044Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Christow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 20 2015 12:58PM