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HER Number:MDV12717
Name:Cairn south-east of the Eylesbarrow Reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor

Summary

A disturbed turf-covered cairn measuring 11m in diameter and a maximum of 0.6m high. There is no evidence to suggest the former presence of a cist or kerb. A well-used footpath impinges on the E side of the mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 666
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE192
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439040
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/202
  • Old SAM Ref: 10624

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 166 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visited in May 1976. Mutilated cairn. External measurements, diameter 7.0 metres, height 0.3 metres.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56NE192 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV231829.

(16/09/1980) At SX 57146664, on a SW slope below Gutter Tor at 319m OD, there is a much mutilated cairn. It appears as circular spread of turf-covered stones measuring 10.7m. in diameter and 0.6m. high. (Grinsell's measurements apply to the exposed stone of the cairn).
Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 144-5, Map 49, Figure 49.21 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Ringmoor Down cairn '12' at SX57146664 of 10.0 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high is a pitted grass covered mound on the hillside above Legis Lake spring.

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

(14/03/2005) SX 57136665. A disturbed turf-covered cairn measuring 11m in diameter and a maximum of 0.6m high. There is no evidence to suggest the former presence of a cist or kerb. A well-used footpath impinges on the east side of the mound.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-7 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(27/07/2019) Condition assessed as ?very good by volunteer recorders; no issues recorded.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Featured photographed in July 2019.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012272 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This cairn lies approximately 200 metres south-east of Eylesbarrow Reave and two other cairns adjacent to the reave, on a spur south-west of Gutter Tor. It is a mound of turf-covered stones 10.7 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres in height.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, unknown, SX56NE203, SX56NE203 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV231828.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 144-5, Map 49, Figure 49.21.
SDV231828Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. unknown. SX56NE203. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56NE203.
SDV231829Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56NE192. 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.
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.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-7.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012272.

Associated Monuments

MDV3994Related to: Cairn north of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV29077Related to: Cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV56210Related to: Cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV4017Related to: Enclosed stone hut settlement south-west of Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV5650Related to: Hut circle settlement south-west of Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV15014Related to: Section of the Eylesbarrow 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 2:31PM