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HER Number:MDV3171
Name:Ring cairn 120 metres west of Branscombe's Loaf

Summary

Vis=28/7/1950 (os) cairn surrounded by remains of retaining kerb which is reasonably complete on its northern and eastern perimeter, but the remainder of the stones are either fallen or buried. The cairn is turf covered and in good condition. Cairn 15m diameter, 1.3m high. Retaining kerb diameter 21.5m.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 551 891
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 24065

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=30/4/1994 (gerrard) ring cairn. Earthwork survives as a circular bank 1m wide and 0.4m high surrounding an internal area measuring 21m in diameter. A number of edge-set stones are visible within the circular bank and these indicate the presence of a kerb, which survives partly as a buried feature. A cairn mound measuring 15m in diameter and standing up to 1.4m high lies in the centre of the internal area. A shallow hollow in the centre of the mound, measuring 4m long, 3.2m wide and 0.2m deep, suggests partial early excavation or robbing. The overall diameter of this ring cairn is 23m (mpp).


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Encircled cairn, corn ridge. Lies on summit. Cairn 12m diam and 1.8m high, with outer kerb of close-set stones projecting from a low bank 20m in diam (turner).


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

Vis=28/7/1950 (os) cairn surrounded by remains of retaining kerb which is reasonably complete on its northern and eastern perimeter, but the remainder of the stones are either fallen or buried. The cairn is turf covered and in good condition. Cairn 15m diameter, 1.3m high. Retaining kerb diameter 21.5m.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV254415.

Vis=13/9/1975 (grinsell) diameter 17.0m, height 1.2m. Siting - slope. Not visible on 1946 raf photos (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254418.

Osa=sx58ne1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254419.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)134.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254420.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)48 54 77 figs 20 25/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor/f2.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254421.

Des=mpp/129240.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254422.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities - the north/2(1991)221.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254423.

Des=photo by s. Gerrard/(30/4/1993)/in smr.

Sources / Further Reading

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

Associated Monuments

MDV48864Related to: Tor cairn 70 metres west-south-west of Branscombe's Loaf (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:40PM