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HER Number:MDV8101
Name:Cairn on the northern sector of Horridge Common

Summary

One of two round cairns on the northern sector of Horridge Common, survives as a turf-covered mound with a base diameter of 10m. Covered by gorse at time of 2015 survey.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 755 751
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/51
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NE21 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV314805.

Second of two bowl barrows, ditchless and heather covered. This stands to a height of 0.7 metres.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

4/10/1975 Cairn with hummocky top, diameter 9 metres, height 0.7 metres.


National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1746, 159 (Aerial Photograph). SDV294996.


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

Visible on aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152331, 1/4/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn 940 metres south-east of Rippon Tor summit at SX75507511 lying within a coaxial field system on Horridge Common. Diameter 10 metres, height 0.8 metres. Two hollows on top of mound are up to 0.3 metres deep. A few stones protrude through the turf. Grass and gorse-covered.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 5 (Monograph). SDV299725.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 50, figure 21 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A cairn on the northern sector of Horridge Common. One of two round cairns on the northern sector of Horridge Common, survives as a turf-covered mound with a base diameter of 10 metres. Covered by gorse at time of survey. SX75500 75102.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 142.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152331, 1/4/1999.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 159.
  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 5.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • 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.
  • Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 50, figure 21.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8100Related to: Cairn on the northern sector of Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV113194Related to: Tin prospecting pits south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 4:28PM