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HER Number:MDV19901
Name:Ring cairn north-west of Ball Gate, South Brent

Summary

Ring cairn to the north-west of Ball Gate

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 613
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE93
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/353
  • Old SAM Ref: 10571
  • Pastscape: 442036

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Ball Gate. A small barrow adjacent to the long barrow. It lies 10.0 metres from the north west end of the long barrow. The hollow centre is approximately at ground level 6.0 metres diameter with several large granite stones showing in the ring. The remainder is turf covered.

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

Visible on 1985 aerial photograph. Vis=28/7/1977 (os). A cairn situated north west of and close to the long barrow consists of a turf covered mound, diameter 7m and height 0.3m with five stones of a possible retaining circle in situ. There is a depression in the centre revealing a stone resembling the east end stone of a cist (os). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cairn. A mound of earth and stone 6m in diameter and 0.3m high with a retaining circle of which 6 stones remain in-situ, just breaking the turf. Central hollow reveals the possible e endslab of a cist (am).

National Monuments Record, 1985, NMR SF2600, 56-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346525.

Photograph taken on 10th April 1985.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 94, Map 56 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn at SX66906133 of 6.5 metres diameter to the south-east of the cairn at the north-east end of 'Brent Fore Hill stone rows'.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442036, SX66SE93 (Website). SDV363416.

At SX 66906132. A cairn situated north-west of and close to the long barrow. It consists of a turf-covered mound, diameter 7.0 metres and height 0.3 metres with five stones of a possible retaining circle in situ. There is a depression in the centre revealing a stone resembling the east end stone of a cist.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cairns' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
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. 94, Map 56.
SDV346525Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1985. NMR SF2600. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 56-9.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442036, SX66SE93.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82629 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13282Related to: Cairn at the north-east end of stone row north-east of East Glaze Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5750Related to: Chambered cairn at Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5765Related to: Stone row north of East Glaze Brook and south of Brent Fore Hill , South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 10:06AM