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HER Number:MDV20143
Name:Three small cairns on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor


Three small cairns on Ringmoor Down of 4.0 metres by 0.2 metres which may be prehistoric or later clearance cairns


Grid Reference:SX 565 667
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/297

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Medieval - 4000 BC to 1539 AD (Between))
  • (Alternate Type) CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD)

Full description

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

Visited on 21st June 1974. Three small cairns. Either prehistoric, or recent clearance heaps. Each about 4 metres diameter, 0.2 metres high.

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

Ringmoor Down '9' (3 cairns) at SX565667 of circa 5.0 metres diameter by 0.1 metres high. Three small cairns 20 metres uphill from Cairn '8' are almost overgrown and barely visible.

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

One visible on aerial photograph.

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.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 166.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3994Related to: Cairn north of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
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 3 2021 12:33PM