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HER Number:MDV12981
Name:Cairn at end of stone row on Holne Ridge

Summary

A small flat-topped cairn, 7.4m diameter, 0.9m high. Slight hollow in the top. There is a possible stone row to the west of the cairn. Two trenches have been cut into the surface of cairn. The northern one is 2.7m by 1.5m by 0.15m deep and is orientated east-west. The southern one is 2.2m by 1m by 0.1m deep and leads from north-east to south-west. Stones protrude through the mound. Bracken, grass with rushes in the northern pit and ditch (1999).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 710
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 60
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/137
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770.05
  • Pastscape: 443031

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE60, plan/photo. (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV153301.

(14/07/1977) A small flat-topped cairn, 7.3m diameter, 0.4m high. Slight hollow in the top. There is a possible stone row of 6 stones in two rows to the west of the cairn. This is probably the same as cairn shown on Ordnance Survey 6 inch historic map (1954) at SX 6681 7109 - SX67SE/110.

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152244 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(29/04/1999) Cairn 250m west-north-west of Horn's Cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Round cairn. Diameter 7.4m, height 0.9m. Ditch 2.2m wide, denoted by a slight rush filled hollow on the north and east sides of the cairn.
Two trenches have been cut into the surface of cairn. The northern one is 2.7m by 1.5m by 0.15m deep and is orientated east-west. The southern one is 2.2m by 1m by 0.1m deep and leads from north-east to south-west. Stones protrude through the mound. Bracken, grass with rushes in the northern pit and ditch.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 195-6 ;fig 60.16 (Monograph). SDV337765.

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.

(06/01/1997) Centred SX 6674 7108. One or two cairns and a short probably unfinished stone row lie in the north-west facing hollow above Horse Ford on the O Brook. The cairn described by the Ordnance Survey (1977) lies at the south end of the site with the surviving stones of the stone row to the north. As so few stones survive the exact form and extent of the rows is impossible to determine but there may have been as many as three parallel rows approximately 1.0 metre apart. Overlying or abutting the east row at SX 6672 7109 is a low turf covered mound 3.0 metes in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It is not clear whether this feature forms part of the monument or if it is associated with the shallow turf cuttings to the east.

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

Cairn is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153301Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE60. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. plan/photo..
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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152244.
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. 195-6 ;fig 60.16.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #125754 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12997Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge (Monument)
MDV61452Related to: Possible cairn north of stone row on Holne Ridge (Monument)
MDV61453Related to: Stone row 250 metres west-north-west of Horn's Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2020 11:02AM