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HER Number:MDV2560
Name:Prehistoric Round Barrow on Ridding Down

Summary

One of two Prehistoric round barrows on Ridding Down. Robber pit in centre of mound and west side clipped by collapsed field boundary.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 580 612
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 439312
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/102
  • Old SAM County Ref: 721B
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56SE 72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ministry of Public Building and Works, 1969, Two Round Barrows on Ridding Down (Schedule Document). SDV343366.

A cairn 3 feet high, 30 feet diameter. Robber pit disfigures the centre of the mound. Clipped to west by later (collapsed) field boundary. On rough moorland pasture. Other details: Map, site (b).


Ordnance Survey, 1977, SX56SE 72 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343364.

A cairn 30 feet in diameter and 3 feet high with a hole in its centre. It is cut by a boundary bank. Other details: Plan, site (b).


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX5860, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343365.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 136 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visit 7th May 1976. Cairn, hollow centre. Diameter 10.0 metres, height 0.9 metres. Sited - saddle.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Untitled Source (Interpretation). SDV343367.

Barrow visible and recorded.


Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.


National Monuments Record, 2009, 439312 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343508.

Two prehistoric round barrows situated on a gentle north facing slope in open moorland. A round barrow composed of soil with some stone up to 9.5 metres diameter and 0.9 metres high. The interior is disturbed by a central pit which is 2.3 metres across and 0.5 metres deep. A linear bank with a vague ditch on the west side slightly deviated around the m0ound. This bank may overlie a reave which was probably connected to the mound.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 107 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally unsatisfactory condition. Principal vulnerability extensive stock erosion.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 99 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 104 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactory condition. Declining.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 136.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 107.
SDV343364Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1977. SX56SE 72. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343365Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX5860. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV343366Schedule Document: Ministry of Public Building and Works. 1969. Two Round Barrows on Ridding Down. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV343367Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Unknown. Unknown.
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV343508National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. 439312. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 99.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 104.

Associated Monuments

MDV2518Related to: Prehistoric Round Barrow on Ridding Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2014 9:25AM