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HER Number:MDV22747
Name:Ring cairn 510 metres south of Brinsbach Farm, Mary Tavy


Ring cairn south of Brinsbach Farm. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 481 792
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring cairn 510 metres south of Brinsbach Farm, Mary Tavy

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/43
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Cairn shows as light circle on Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1983, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV276573.

One of two probable prehistoric cairns almost 1.2 kilometres west-north-west of Burnford Farm. A low ring cairn, about 50.0 metres east of the south-east corner of a modern enclosure. A low ring bank survives but this has been cut through on the north side by a ditch running east-west. Maximum external diameter is approximately 15.0 metres.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV276573Site Visit: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1983. Digital.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83447 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV22746Related to: Cairn 500 metres south of Brinsbach Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2013 8:53AM