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HER Number:MDV30626
Name:Ring cairn 25 metres north-west of the Ashburton / Buckland boundary wall

Summary

A probable ring cairn 25 metres north-west of the Ashburton / Buckland boundary wall. A 10.5 metre diameter ring cairn close by a reave. Surveyed at 1:200.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 736 737
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Buckland Common, extending over Buckland Beacon and including prehistoric hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, medieval field systems and pillow mounds and a later field system to east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/164/5
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.


Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 665 (Monograph). SDV249702.

South of the corner (of the boundary wall) is the outline of a cairn, the stones of which have been removed for building the wall.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist, Worksheet and sketch plan (Un-published). SDV345904.

A circle was observed on an air photograph (Royal Air Force, 1961) by Miss E. Gawne (personal comment to Belsey).
5/11/1982 Remains of circular stone bank, much covered with vegetation situated on the ridge of Buckland Common 26 paces south-west of Ashburton/ Buckland boundary wall. One large stone lining the inner side on the north. Adjacent to the reave on the west side.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

29/6/1985 Hut circle possibly. Hut circle 5.5 metres in diameter with possible entrance on the south-south-east side.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 55, fig 8 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A probable ring cairn 25 metres north-west of the Ashburton / Buckland boundary wall. A 10.5 metre diameter ring cairn close by a reave. Surveyed at 1:200. Condition is stable, SX73670 73769.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 665.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. Worksheet and sketch plan.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55, fig 8. [Mapped feature: #17183 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30593Related to: Boundary stone on Buckland Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2016 4:46PM