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HER Number:MDV12975
Name:Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne

Summary

Cairn '5' (Butler) is one of the cairns forming the cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 711
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE41
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/131
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770
  • Pastscape: 442974

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890 2373-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 141 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 13th Septemebr 1973. Cairn, diameter 13 metres, height 1.2 metres.

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

Just visible on 1946 aerial photograh and clearly visible on 1985 aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 1985, NMR SF2600, 457-62 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346525.

Photograph taken on 11th April 1985.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152240 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX66937117 a cairn 155 metrers north-north-west of Horn's Cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 194-5, Map 60, Figure 60.15 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Holne Ridge N. cairn '5' at SX66927118 of 13 metres diameter by 1.4 metres high is a short distance uphill from the boundary reave. It is hollowed out and without a retaining circle,

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Cairn shown on survey.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442974, SX67SE41 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 14th July 1977. At SX 66947118 a round cairn, 13.3 metres diameter and 1.0 metres high at the north end of a narrow level ridge at 385 metres above OD. It is constructed of small boulders now turf covered and has a central distrubance but no other particular features.
Field Investigation on 8th December 1996. At SX 66947118 a turf and bracken covered mound measuring 14.0 metres north to south by 14.4 metres and a maximum of 1.4 metres high. Some of the stoney cairn fabric is visible in the central disturbance. There is no trace of a cist or kerb. This feature is one of the most northerly of a line of elaborate prehistoric sepulchral monuments that descend Holne Ridge in the direction of Combestone Tor.

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

'Cairns' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 141.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152240.
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.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 194-5, Map 60, Figure 60.15.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890 2373-4.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346525Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1985. NMR SF2600. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 457-62.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128784 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442974, SX67SE41.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6475Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2021 9:53AM