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HER Number:MDV3211
Name:Ring cairn 80 metres north-east of White Hill summit


Ring cairn 80 metres north-east of White Hill summit, forming part of the White Hill round cairn cemetery. Barrow A (diameter 15.0 metres, height 0.25 metres).


Grid Reference:SX 534 838
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/24
  • Old SAM Ref: 20344

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est-/-/1992 (gerrard) survives as flat internal area, diam 13m, surrounded by circular bank 1.8m wide and 0.15m high. Central hollow 8.5m long by 1.3m wide by 0.15m deep. Possibly a badly robed round cairn, but the circular bank suggests a ring cairn (mpp).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Turner identifies this site as a ring cairn. Stone ring 13.2m internal diam, with bank 1m wide and 0.3m high (turner).

RIDYARD, OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV214678.

Vis=24/10/1950 (ridyard, os). Cairn mostly removed except for circumferential rim (grinsell failed to find site in june 1974). Diameter 15m, height 0.2m.

DIAM 15.0M, HEIG 0.25M, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214705.

Barrow a (diam 15.0m, heig 0.25m).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214709.

Recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214712.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214713.

Baring gould, s. /tda/20(1888)47/10th report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214714.

Worth, r. H. /tda/34(1902)109/21st report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214715.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)159.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV214716.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2149 4290(11/6/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214717.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)66/a11.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214718.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities - the north/(1991)107.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214719.

Fleming, a. /pdas/38(1980)11.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=24/10/1950 (os) remains of tumulus. Very much despoiled. The greater part of the mound has been removed, but the former extent can be traced by a low circular bank round the perimeter. The condition is poor. The barrow is one of three on white down.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214678Report - Survey: RIDYARD, OS.
SDV214705Migrated Record: DIAM 15.0M, HEIG 0.25M.
SDV214709Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV214712Migrated Record:
SDV214713Migrated Record:
SDV214714Migrated Record:
SDV214715Migrated Record:
SDV214716Aerial Photograph:
SDV214717Migrated Record:
SDV214718Migrated Record:
SDV214719Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV14429Part of: Southern White Hill Cairnfield (Monument)
MDV3212Related to: Ring cairn 50 metres north-east of White Hill summit (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 8 2015 11:08AM