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HER Number:MDV5224
Name:Cairn on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor

Summary

One of a pair of cairns on Gripper’s Hill. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 686 655
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a pair of bronze age cairns on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/44
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1977, SX66NE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146080.

One of two cairns; turf-covered with hollow in centre. 4/5/1950
Round cairn of small boulders measuring 10.4 meters in diameter, 0.6 meters high. Flat topped, with disturbance in centre. 1/7/1977 Other details: Profile shown.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visited 11/10/1975. Cairn measuring 10.0 meters in diameter, height 0.7 meters with interior hollow (possibly from looting).


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 380 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Recorded in Aerial Photograph Project.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1977. SX66NE14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 380.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.

Associated Monuments

MDV5305Related to: Cairn on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor (Monument)
MDV5225Related to: Ring cairn on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2012 2:36PM