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HER Number:MDV14310
Name:Ring cairn 220m SSE of Devil's Bridge


Ring cairn consisting of a circle of close set stones: almost a kerb circle, interior flat and no sign of cist. Diameter 8m, height 0.3m.


Grid Reference:SX 581 726
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/164

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Despite partial excavation this ring cairn survives comparatively well and lies close to a large unenclosed stone hut circle settlement. Important environmental and structural evidence exists within the cairn (mpp).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Platform circle. Ring of orthostats, 7.5m internal diam, with flat-topped infilling 0.4m high. Cairn material outside circle on s and ne sides (turner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=29/5/1976 (grinsell) circle of close set stones: almost a kerb circle, interior flat and no sign of cist. Diameter 8m, height 0.3m.

NMR, CITING WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230845.

A cist listed at "old rifle range, hessary" (possibly refers to the rifle range about sx581725 (nmr, citing worth).

NMR, CITING TDA 4+14, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230846.

Under north hessary tor in the vicinity of an ancient streamwork and nw of a number of hut circles on a w facing slope is a much dilapidated cairn with a cist (see tad 4) or a double cist (see worth) (nmr, citing tda 4+14).

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230849.

The uneven and heather-covered interior is 7.2m in diam with contiguous slabs, 0.9m long, 0.3m high, visible for over one half of the circumference, with one considerably larger than the rest. The stones form a kerb, surrounding a former mound, apparently been stripped out before rowe's time. No cist or cists are visible but an elongated depression 2m by 4m in the sw quadrant may represent their former position (nmr, citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230850.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230854.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)174/walkhampton 10.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230855.

Des=os survey drawing in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230856.

Osa sx57se102.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230857.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)73/e5.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230858.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230859.

Rowe, s. /perambulation of the forest of dartmoor/(1848).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230860.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)46,73/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230861.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230862.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1953).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230863.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230864.


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

Vis=17/6/1980 (os) at sx58197270 on a w facing slope at 390m od is a cairn which conforms failry well to rowe's siting information and description.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 09 July 2019. Slight grass and molinia cover. A notable upright stone on the west side. Good condition. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 09 July 2019. Photo taken including the notable rock. Looking uphill from the west towards the east

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV230845Migrated Record: NMR, CITING WORTH.
SDV230846Migrated Record: NMR, CITING TDA 4+14.
SDV230849Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV230850Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV230854Migrated Record:
SDV230855Migrated Record:
SDV230856Migrated Record:
SDV230857Migrated Record:
SDV230858Migrated Record:
SDV230859Migrated Record:
SDV230860Migrated Record:
SDV230861Migrated Record:
SDV230862Migrated Record:
SDV230863Migrated Record:
SDV230864Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7517 - Survey of Hart Tor tin works

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2019 2:59PM