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HER Number:MDV48863
Name:RING CAIRN in the Parish of Lands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton

Summary

Branscombe's loaf. Stone ring around a large rock. Diameter 18.5 m with bank 1.4 m wide and 0.3 m high. Situated at top of slope, dominating the approach to the moor from the nw (turner). Vis=estimated -/-/1993 (ancient monuments) tor cairn on summit of corn ridge. Bank of small to medium stones surrounding branscombe's loaf. Ring bank survives as a 1.5m wide, 0.5m high rubble spread defining an area 18m diam. Tor measure 12m ew by 4m ns by 4m high. Forms part of a cairn cemetery including 2 round cairns, 2 tor cairns + 2 ring cairns (am).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 891
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/61
  • Old SAM Ref: 24067

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221382.

Branscombe's loaf. Stone ring around a large rock. Diameter 18.5 m with bank 1.4 m wide and 0.3 m high. Situated at top of slope, dominating the approach to the moor from the nw (turner). Vis=estimated -/-/1993 (ancient monuments) tor cairn on summit of corn ridge. Bank of small to medium stones surrounding branscombe's loaf. Ring bank survives as a 1.5m wide, 0.5m high rubble spread defining an area 18m diam. Tor measure 12m ew by 4m ns by 4m high. Forms part of a cairn cemetery including 2 round cairns, 2 tor cairns + 2 ring cairns (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221383.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)32, 37, 69, fig 25/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor/a57.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221384.

Des=ancient monuments/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:

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:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM