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HER Number:MDV13638
Name:Cairn 230 meters north-north-west of Thynacombe Barn


Cold East Field Ring Cairn. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 703 632
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Cold East Field Bronze Age ring cairn, 230 metres north-north-west of Thynacombe Barn

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX76SW57
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1572768
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/40
  • Pastscape: 1572768

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

This ring cairn not previously recorded lies in the field called 'Cold East Field' in the tithe apportionment no.206 (Ordnance Survey field no 1863), which occupies the level top of the ridge of country rock, shale and metamorphosed slate to the west of the Harbourne in the area known as Thinnacombes. It is roughly in the centre of the field. Diameter measures 14 meters, height is 0.25 meters, width of bank about 5.0 meters giving flat area in the centre about 4.0 meters diameter at about ground level. The whole cairn is turf covered with the occasional stone/slate showing.

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

Not visible on 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 67 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn. Thynacombe stone ring 7.5 meters in diameter internally, with bank 1.5 meters wide and 0.2 meters high, damaged on the east side. Other details: A20.

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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
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. 67.
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.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13636Related to: BARROW in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV13637Related to: Possible barrow south of Higher Thynacombe Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 30 2021 8:34AM