Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Black Down Cairn

Black Down Cairn

OS Map: SX 58463 92328
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 59 SE 80
HER record: 61330
Alternate name: Black Down
Short Name: CN:Black Dow1
Butler map: 42.5
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 7.5 x 0.8
Notes: "The monument includes a round cairn situated on Black Down on a narrow shelf on a steep east facing slope overlooking the valley of the Moor Brook. The cairn measures 8m in diameter and stands up to 0.8m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound represents the site of an early investigation. A further narrow trench cut next to the north western side of the mound is probably the result of historic military interference."
Nearby sites: SX58469233

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