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HER Number:MDV12760
Name:Uncertain cairn near the Venford Reave on Holne Moor

Summary

A cairn, 2.5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high, was recorded at this location in 1979. It was seen in 1997, but could not be found in 1999. Possible uncertain feature and not marked as a cairn on the Royal Commission survey of the area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 713
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/161

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX67SE116 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148924.

(Visited 06/02/1979) At SX 66537136 there is a cairn, 2.5 metre in diameter and 0.4 metres high, situated at 350 metres OD in moorland. About half the circumference is kerbed and the centre incorporates a modicum
of stone which is now turf covered. This may be a sepulchral feature or, perhaps, a clearance cairn though it would seem to be a solitary one. Found during field investigation. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.


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

Not visible on the National Monuments Record 1977 aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(Visited 29/04/1999) No trace of the cairn could be found in 1999. Nor is it shown on Royal Commission 1996 survey. Not recommended for scheduling.


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.

(Visited 06/01/1997) SX 6653 7136. The kerb described in 1979 is simply protruding mound fabric and not seperate feature of this cairn. Otherwise this monument is as described.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV148924Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX67SE116. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
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: #4656 ]
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

MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 3 2019 7:57AM