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HER Number:MDV12716
Name:Alleged cairn, Elyesbarrow reave

Summary

Grinsell cites Breton (1914) who records a possible cairn incorporated into the reave in this area, but is unlikely. Ordnance Survey visit (1980) records the reave is cut about in the vicinity of SX 56756667 and overspread in many places but no cairn could be found incorporated within it. Survey in 2005 also could not locate a cairn here.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 666
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave, a Bronze Age boundary work across Ringmoor Down, and adjacent Bronze Age cairns

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE191
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439037
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/201
  • Old SAM Ref: 10599

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV231905.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) 2m diam, 0.2m high (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231907.

Osa=sx56ne202.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231908.

Breton, h. H. /beautiful dartmoor,1 sheepstor/(1914)56.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231909.

Fleming, a. /pps/44(1978)97-123/the prehistoric landscape of dartmoor. Cairn incorporated in the eylesbarrow reave at sx567666 (fleming).

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 166, Ringmoor Down 13d (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(27/02/1977) SX 5675 6658 (approx) A cairn incorporated in a long reave. Diameter 3.5m, height 0.4m. Cites Breton, 1914, 56.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56NE191 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV231910.

(16/09/1980) The reave is cut about in the vicinity of SX 56756667 and overspread in many places but no cairn could be found incorporated within it.
(The cairn at SX 56906676 (SX 56 NE 162) is adjacent to the reave, not incorporated in it).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 aerial photogrraphs.

Newman, P. + Probert, S., 2005, Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363484.

(14/02/2005) The reave in the area of the given NGR has been severly damaged by stone removal in more recent centuries. Several small cairns and amorphous piles of recovered stones lie on or adjacent to the remains of the reave.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231905Report - Survey: AM.
SDV231907Migrated Record:
SDV231908Migrated Record:
SDV231909Migrated Record:
SDV231910Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56NE191. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 166, Ringmoor Down 13d.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV56210Related to: Cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2021 2:21PM