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

Summary

Cairn '4' (Butler) is one of the cairns forming a 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: SX67SE111
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/154
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770
  • Pastscape: 443182

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Site visited on 13th September 1978. Cairn, with hollow centre. Diameter 9 metres, height 0.3 metres.

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152239. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th April 1999. Cairn 170 metres 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 '4' at SX66927119 of 10.5 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high is hollowed out without a retaining circle. It is 6 metres from Cairn '5' and a short distance uphill from the boundary reave.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 443182, SX67SE111 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 14th July 1977. At SX 66927118 a probable cairn overall diameter 11.2 metres lies at the north end of a small level ridge at 385 metres above OD. It consists of a now turf covered stone ring average width 4.4 metres and 0.3 metres high, with a central void, diameter 2.4 metres. In spite of a slightly irregular profile its form is probably original.
Field Investigation on 8th December 1996. At SX 66927119 a ring cairn 150 metres north-nort- west of Horns Cross. This feature is the most northerly of a line of elaborate prehistoric sepulchral monuments that descend Holne Ridge in the direction of Combestone Tor.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019273 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Cairns forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge and a stone alignment immediately west of Horns Cross.

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 152239..
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128786 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 443182, SX67SE111.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019273.

Associated Monuments

MDV12981Related to: Cairn at end of stone row on Holne Ridge. Holne (Monument)
MDV12975Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12975Related 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)
MDV6475Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12975Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12975Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12997Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV61448Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV61451Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6411Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6473Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6474Related 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)
MDV6475Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV61450Related to: Cairn south of Horn's Cross, Holne (Monument)
MDV6424Related to: Horn's Cross, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2021 9:52AM