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HER Number:MDV13721
Name:Cairn 75 metres south-east of Rippon Tor

Summary

One of a pair of large cairns to the south-east of Rippon Tor. It is located on a reave but probably predates it. It is an amorphous and much disturbed cairn of 20 metres diameter, which, due to interference, now has an uneven profile. Condition is declining.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 747 754
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 152328
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/112
  • Old SAM County Ref: 928
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW48

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960-1961, SX77NW48, Cairn A, plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV308321.

Cairn 'A' is 3.5 metres high.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited 25/9/1973) Cairn dug into from west side, diameter 22 metres, height 2.1 metres.


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

Not visible on National Monuments Record / Royal Air Force aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152328 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1999. Cairn 115 metres south-east of Rippon Tor summit at SX74757547.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 42, Fig. 5.3 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler's cairn 4 is another large cairn, about 20 metres in diameter, lying along the reave with its partner (MDV7433).


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Cairn is depicted on the modern mapping.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 4, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Stony cairn, 20 metres diameter. Has been much disturbed and probably robbed of stone over the centuries so bearing little resemblance to its original appearance. The cairn is located on the course of a reave and gives the appearance of having been built over it. However, it is more likely that the reave is later, halting at the cairn and recommencing on its other side. Condition declining.


Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed (Report - Survey). SDV351113.

Site visited and grid reference confirmed.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system. There are ten cairns within the monument, half of which stand at or near the summit of Rippon Tor. [One of] two cairns butted by a reave. 20 metres in diameter and stands up to 3.5 metres high.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Cairn 75 metres south-east of Rippon Tor. Seventy-five metres to the south-east of the Rippon Tor outcrop, a stony mound sits away from the tor on the crest of the hill. It is an amorphous and much disturbed cairn of 20m diameter, which, due to interference, now has an uneven profile. Condition is declining. SX74718 75498

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 142.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152328.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 42, Fig. 5.3.
SDV308321Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960-1961. SX77NW48. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Cairn A, plan.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81014 ]
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 4, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV7433Related to: Cairn 100 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7434Related to: Cairn 30 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7539Related to: Cairn on summit of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6433 - Assessment of Halsanger Common, Horridge Common and Rippon Tor
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2016 10:15AM