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HER Number:MDV103596
Name:Group of cairns 40 metres south of enclosure on Holne Moor

Summary

Cluster of small cairns on Holne Moor, above the left bank of Yonder Dry Lake.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 707
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of five small Bronze Age cairns on Holne Moor, 40 metres south of a Bronze Age enclosure

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

Centred at SX66577071. A cluster of five small cairns on the gentle north-east facing slope above the left bank of Yonder Dry Lake. With one exception the cairns are all slightly ovoid with diameters in the range 3.5 to 7.0 metres and stand an average of 0.7 metres high. The two northernmost cairns (at SX 66557074 and SX 66567072) have been heavily disturbed. None of these features display evidence of cists or kerbs.
SX 66557074 7.0 metres diameter, 0.7 height. Very disturbed
SX 66567072 5.0 metres diameter, 0.6 height. Much of turf covering missing
SX 66577069 3.7 metres diameter, 0.7 height
SX 66587070 3.8 metres diameter, 0.8 height
SX 66597070 3.5 metres diameter, 0.7 height. Possibly disturbed

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #63102 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103560Related to: Enclosure 300 metres south-east of the O Brook (Monument)
MDV12989Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2013 12:43PM