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HER Number:MDV29077
Name:Cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor

Summary

Damaged cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down reduced from about 17 metres diameter

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 668
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE163
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/493
  • Old SAM Ref: 10583
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE163, SX56NE163 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV221053.

Visited on 9th March 1979. A robbed cairn adjacent to a reave. Originally 10 metres diameter, now reduced to a perimeter ring 0.3 metres high, 1.0 metres wide. Centre scatter incorporates one upright slab that may be the remains of an inner wall. Robbing appears to be of recent date.

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

Not recorded on aerial photograph.

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

Ringmoor Down cairn '11' at SX57026682 of originally about 17 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high which lies just east of the reave as it crosses the summit. Only part of the outer rim of small stones remains together with a few large blocks.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-6 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(27/07/2019) Condition assessed as ?very good by volunteer recorders; no issues recorded.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Feature photographed in July 2019.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012281 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This cairn is situated on the brow of a spur extending west from Gutter Tor and lies immediately next to the south side of Eylesbarrow Reave. It is 17 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height and there are traces of a retaining circle within the mound, which has been partly disturbed. It lies within 400 metres of several other cairns on Ringmoor Down associated with the reave.

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.
SDV221053Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE163. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56NE163.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #130078 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-6.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012281.

Associated Monuments

MDV56210Related to: Cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV12717Related to: Cairn south-east of the Eylesbarrow 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 10:59AM