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HER Number:MDV28684
Name:Ring cairn on Buttern Hill, Gidleigh


Poorly preserved remains of a small possible ring cairn, 4.0 metres in diameter, with a turfed over rim up to 0.4 metres high. Located during field investigation in 1978 and surveyed by the Ordnance Survey


Grid Reference:SX 652 884
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE205
  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE78
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1572367
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443690
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/175
  • Old SAM Ref: 34479
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68NE78

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Turner, J., 1978, Fieldwork on Dartmoor, 2 (Article in Serial). SDV148454.

(January) Ring cairn measuring 5.5 metres diameter.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX68NE78 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV225149.

(12/07/1978) Situated at SX65248849 on Buttern Hill are the poorly preserved remains of a small possible ring cairn, 4.0m in diameter, with a turfed over rim up to 0.4m high. Located during field investigation. Surveyed at 1:2500 on AM.

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

Not recorded by RCHM APP 1985.

Ancient Monuments, 2004, Schedule Note (Schedule Document). SDV226573.

(21/01/2004) Small round cairn 4 metres diameter. Part of a coaxial field system, prehistoric settlements and cairns on 'Buttern Hill'. The monument also includes a length of the 'Bradford Leat'.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 22/04/2022 (Website). SDV364039.

[443690 / SX68NE78] NRHE record: Bronze Age ring cairn on Buttern Hill, measuring 5.5 metres in diameter. Source quotes Turner, 1978, DAS newsletter, 9, pg. 2), but gives SX 65388875 as location, so has generated two separate records for this feature.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148454Article in Serial: Turner, J.. 1978. Fieldwork on Dartmoor. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 9. Unknown. 2.
SDV225149Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX68NE78. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. unjk.
SDV226573Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 2004. Schedule Note. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 22/04/2022.
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #140729 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6133Part of: Settlement north-west of Buttern Hill, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2023 4:01PM