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HER Number:MDV3994
Name:Cairn north of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor

Summary

Cairn north of reave on Ringmoor Down of 13.0 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 666
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE58
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/15
  • Old SAM County Ref: 570
  • Old SAM Ref: 10584

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumulus' shown on 19th century map.

Breton, H. H., 1914, Beautiful Dartmoor and its Interesting Antiquities, 13, 56 (Monograph). SDV256843.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE58, SX56NE58, Plan and Photograph (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV256829.

Visited on 25th May 1950. Turf covered, slightly mutilated cairn. There are remains of a retaining circle consisting of five stones all standing, visible in south-west quadrant. Diameter 13.0 metres, height 0.5 metres.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 166, Sheepstor 13 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visited on 21st June 1974,. Cairn with inner retaining kerb 6.8 metres. In diameter, best preserved on south side. Diameter 12.0 metres, height 0.6 metres.

National Monuments Record, 1978, NMR SX5666, 3/ 247 (Aerial Photograph). SDV254609.

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

Recorded from aerial photograph.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 83 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Indication of a stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn.

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

Ringmoor Down cairn '8' at SX56596668 of 13.0 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high. It has central pitting and has been dug into from the south side revealing about a quarter of a kerbed circle that must originally have been covered by the mound.

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-4 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(26/06/2019) Condition assessed as ?very good by volunteer recorders; no issues recorded.

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

Featured photographed in June 2019.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012252 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Visited in 1964. Round barrow east of Ringmoor Cottage of 12.19 metres In diameter and 0.3 metres high on moorland. Secondary cist visible and retaining kerb exposed.
Visited in 1990. This cairn lies approximately 100 metres north-west of Eylesbarrow Reave on the brow of Ringmoor Down. It is 12 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height, with a retaining kerb 6 metres in diameter within the mound, and is best preserved on the southern side. Its uneven surface suggests that it has been partly disturbed. It lies within a few hundred metres of other cairns.

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.
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. 83.
SDV254609Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1978. NMR SX5666. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3/ 247.
SDV256829Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE58. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56NE58, Plan and Photograph.
SDV256843Monograph: Breton, H. H.. 1914. Beautiful Dartmoor and its Interesting Antiquities. Beautiful Dartmoor and its Interesting Antiquities. 13, 56.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 166, Sheepstor 13.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #130080 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-4.
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. 1012252.

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)
MDV20143Related to: Three small cairns on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (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 12:27PM