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HER Number:MDV13205
Name:Inner Pupers Cairn, Buckfastleigh Moor

Summary

Inner Pupers cairn, 260 metres east of Puper's Rock, Buckfastleigh Moor. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 674
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Inner Pupers Cairn. Earthwork and stones of a Bronze Age ring cairn around a granite outcrop, Buckfastleigh Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/125
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE63 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150314.

The rock outcrop known as Inner Pupers is encompassed by a cairn of 13.0 meters overall diameter. It takes the shape of a platform 0.4 meters high around the rock, with a rim 1.5 meters wide and a further 0.4 meters high. Of small stones, with further 'natural' slabs protrude through. Other details: Plan.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 37 69 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Inner Pupers ring cairn encircles a large flat-topped granite outcrop. Internal diameter measures 13 meters, with 2.5 meter wide bank 0.5 meters high. Other details: A60.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150314Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE63. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 37 69.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #80814 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13190Related to: Cairn 500 metres east of Puper's Rock (Monument)
MDV13191Related to: Cairn 80 metres north-east of Puper's Rock (Monument)
MDV5219Related to: Cairn at Puper's Rock, Buckfastleigh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 2:42PM