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HER Number:MDV27869
Name:Millstone west of Rippon Tor

Summary

One of three millstones abandoned prior to completion near the summit of Rippon Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 745 755
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/278
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILLSTONE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1984, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper), 144, Fig. 8 (Article in Serial). SDV345276.

Three abandoned millstones on Rippon Tor, one of which, not far from cross (MDV7464), is only partly cut.


Robinson, R., 1985, Three unfinished millstones at Rippon Tor (Worksheet). SDV281146.

Rippon Tor. Three unfinished millstones
Millstone 30 metres north-west of summit where the reave meets a rock outcrop. Sides only part worked, top rough with grooves crosswise approximately 10 centimetres deep. Diameter 1.4 metres, height 0.2 metres (where worked) (Small sketch of stone included).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152340 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1st April 1999. Millstone roughout 90 metres west of Rippon Tor at SX74597557. 1.5 metre diameter stone measuring 0.25 metres thick. Southern half of upper face has been worked flat as has part of the north, the remaining part does not appear to have been worked at all.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 12, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

One of three earthfast abandoned millstones which lie together with a carved cross on the southern edge of the outcrop. The millstones were all abandoned prior to completion for some reason,perhaps due to a defective stone or defective workmanship. Date unknown but could be anytime between the medieval period and the 19th century and each artefact may well be of a different date.


Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed (Report - Survey). SDV351113.

Site visited and grid reference confirmed.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 55 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Millstone at SX74570 75570 west of Rippon Tor. An abandoned and incomplete granite millstone among the Rippon Tor outcrops.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152340.
SDV281146Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1985. Three unfinished millstones at Rippon Tor. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV345276Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1984. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 116. Paperback Volume. 144, Fig. 8.
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital. [Mapped feature: #15276 ]
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 12, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55.

Associated Monuments

MDV7540Related to: Millstone near summit of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7541Related to: Millstone south-west of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7464Related to: Unfinished Cross at Rippon Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6433 - Assessment of Halsanger Common, Horridge Common and Rippon Tor
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2016 2:31PM