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HER Number:MDV30632
Name:Line of stones between two cairns on Buckland Common

Summary

An arc of stones is visible through the turf, sitting between and touching two nearby cairns. Date not known. Condition is declining; erosion caused by footpath. Previously has been described as a ring cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 735
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/253
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY (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.

(Visited 1985) Situated on the ridge of Buckland Common leading up to Buckland Beacon, there is a narrow arc of stones between two robbed cairns. The arc is of a circle which would be about 26 metres in diameter and would be slighted by the Ashburton/Buckland boundary wall.
(Visited by Quinnell 5/5/1985, who states that it is very doubtful that this is a ring cairn (cited by Belsey).
(16/2/1987) A ring cairn. After winter erosion, an arc of kerb stones of 7 metres in diameter is now visible and it looks more like a ring cairn than ever.


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

(29/6/1985) Definitely not a ring cairn.


Fleming, A., 1987, Sites on Buckland Common (Personal Comment). SDV288118.

(3/5/1987) An archaeological feature.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 55, Figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An arc of stones is visible through the turf, sitting between and touching two nearby cairns. Date not known. Condition is declining; erosion caused by footpath. SX73574 73511.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288118Personal Comment: Fleming, A.. 1987. Sites on Buckland Common. Not Applicable.
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, Figure 18. [Mapped feature: #86938 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30631Related to: Round cairn on Buckland Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 29 2016 3:05PM