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HER Number:MDV30631
Name:Round cairn on Buckland Common

Summary

Round cairn on Buckland Common. The northernmost of two round cairns adjacent to a bend on the western side of the Ashburton/Buckland boundary wall. Condition is declining; erosion caused by footpath.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 735
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/253/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

22/11/1982 Remains of a stone bank 15 centimetres high and 2 metres wide, roughly circular and with a central dimple 1 metre by 30 centimetres deep. Situated on the ridge of the hill leading up to Buckland Beacon and slighted by the Buckland/ Ashburton boundary wall. The profile is visible under the wall and the bank continues the other side. The boundary wall changes direction at this point.


Turner, J. R., 1985-1986, Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV314794.

29/6/1985 Stone ring inside diameter 10.5 metre bank 1.5 metres wide by 40 centimetres high. Only the western side of the bank is now visible. Central area has been disturbed. Modern stone wall running north to south built over the bank on the eastern side of the stone ring.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 37, 68 / A47 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Infilled stone ring 10.5 metres in diameter, with bank 1.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Infilled to 0.2 metres below bank top.


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

Round cairn on Buckland Common. The northernmost of two round cairns adjacent to a bend on the western side of the Ashburton/Buckland boundary wall. Condition is declining; erosion caused by footpath. SX73575 73532.

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. 37, 68 / A47.
SDV314794Report - Survey: Turner, J. R.. 1985-1986. Survey Report. Unknown.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55.

Associated Monuments

MDV30628Related to: Cairn on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV30632Related to: Line of stones between two cairns on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25202Related to: Wall running across Buckland Common, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:May 31 2016 12:38PM