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HER Number:MDV12997
Name:Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge


One of eight cairns forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Round cairn, diameter 3.5 metres, height 0.2 metres. Cist 0.75 metres by 0.75 metres. Western slab is very large 1.5 metres long, 0.4 metres thick and 0.9 metres high. Area north of cist is raised and this represents the remants of a mound.


Grid Reference:SX 666 711
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/153
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770.06

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) cist 365m wnw of horn's cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on holne ridge (mpp).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV152183.

Vis=25/2/1985 (rchm app 1985) this looks like a reasonable cist.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152186.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152187.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/4(1993)195;fig 60.15.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152188.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152189.

Des=gerrard, s. /(29/4/1999)/as above.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=21/7/1977 (os) a probable cist on steep slope. Utilises the side of a massive slab, and three small slabs. A possible coverstone nearby, 0.9 by 0.9m. The cist is surrounded by a spread of small stones, diameter 3.5m and height 0.2m - probable remains of a cairn.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not visible on 1946 raf ap (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.

Associated Monuments

MDV12981Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 22 2015 10:32AM