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HER Number:MDV12998
Name:Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge


One of eight cairns on Holne Ridge. Round cairn, diameter 11.7 metres, height 0.7 metres. Central pit 4.8 metres by 4.8 metres.


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/154
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) cairn 170m nnw of horn's cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on holne ridge (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=13/9/1978 (grinsell) cairn, with hollow centre. Diameter 9m, height 0.3m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152304.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152305.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152306.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152307.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/4(1993)194-5;fig 60.15.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152308.

Des=gerrard, s. /(29/4/1999)/as above.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=14/7/1977 (os) probable cairn. A turf covered stone ring, total diameter 11.2m. Average ring width 4.4m, 0.3m high. Central void diameter 2.4m. In spite of slightly irregular profile, form is probably original.(nb. This description is fairly similar to sx67se/85).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not visible on raf 1946 ap (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV152304Migrated Record:
SDV152305Migrated Record:
SDV152306Migrated Record:
SDV152307Migrated Record:
SDV152308Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV12975Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge (Monument)
MDV6475Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:May 22 2015 10:18AM