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HER Number:MDV9505
Name:Cairn north-east of Seven Acre Farm, Bridford


In a field to the east of seven acre lane, bridford, about 30m away from the road, is a bush-grown cairn.


Grid Reference:SX 812 866
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork of Bronze Age cairn on east side of Seven Acre Lane, Bridford

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX88NW6
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 447136
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/28

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV302746.

SX88NW6 (05/10/1981) (SX 81258669) The cairn is as described in 1953, but is now used as a repository for stone cleared from the field, See ground photograph. Correctly portrayed on 1:2500 plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302747.

Osa=sx88nw6/photograph. Vis=04/03/1953(os) in a field to the east of seven acre lane, bridford, about 30m away from the road, is a bush-grown cairn.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302752.

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

Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor, 135 (Monograph). SDV249697.

Worth, R. H., 1941, 60th Report on Barrows, 58-59 (Article in Serial). SDV302703.

(SX 81218682; sited from geographical co-ords). A bush grown cairn of between 28 and 30ft diameter, very near a
gateway from the lane to the field.

Royal Air Force, 1947 - 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2491, 4282 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346365.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1981, SX88NW34 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV302749.

Osa=sx88nw34. Vis=23/12/1981 (os). This mound may be the cairn placed "south of heltor" by rowe.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Cairn visible and recorded.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249697Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown. 135.
SDV302703Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1941. 60th Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 73. Photocopy. 58-59.
SDV302746Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV302747Migrated Record:
SDV302749Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1981. SX88NW34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV302752Migrated Record:
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346365Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947 - 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2491. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 4282.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109792 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV130867Related to: Cairn recorded (probable duplicate site), Bridford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2021 12:17PM