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HER Number:MDV20142
Name:Cairn north-east of Brisworthy Plantation on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor

Summary

Cairn north-east of Brisworthy Plantation on Ringmoor Down of 14.5 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high

Location

Grid Reference:SX 560 660
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE164
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/296
  • Old SAM Ref: 10587
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 166 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visited on 28th July 1972 and 30th May 1977. Probable cairn, in pasture. Diameter 14.5 metres, height 0.3 metres.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE164, SX56NE164 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV250806.

Visited on 9th March 1979. Discovered during field investigation possible cairn is slightly irregular in outline and now heather covered.12.5 metres diameter, 0.4 metres high.

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

Not visible on 1946 verticals.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 144-5, Map 49, Figure 49.21 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Ringmoor Down cairn '5' at SX56036605 of 13.0 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high. A flat topped cairn with its smooth surface giving the impression, probably erroneously, of being undisturbed

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-2 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/06/2019) Cairn assessed as very good condition by volunteer recorders, although feature described as very overgrown with gorse.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographed June 2019.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012273 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This cairn lies immediately to the south of Eylesbarrow Reave and is a grassy mound 12.5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres in height. It has a hollow in the centre which suggests that it has been partly disturbed in the past. It lies within a few hundred metres of a stone row, other cairns and an enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 144-5, Map 49, Figure 49.21.
SDV250806Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE164. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56NE164.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 166.
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.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-2.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #130083 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012273.

Associated Monuments

MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:May 4 2021 9:41AM