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HER Number:MDV4115
Name:RING CAIRN in the Parish of Whitchurch


Barrow, on whitchurch common, on n slope of barn hill.30ft in diameter.(worth).


Grid Reference:SX 530 750
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/92

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

This feature visible on aps more resembles a hut circle with entrance in west (os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225221.

Recorded (rchm app 1985).

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225223.

Sx53017504. A hut with an internal diam of 5.8m and walling 1.5m wide and 0.4m high; there is an entrance gap in the sw. This is evidently grinsell's cairn and worth's barrow.(broadly it is on the n slope of barn hill as stated by worth, but locally on the sw slope). While the structure might in isolation be construed as a cairn, the lack of any internal stone, the consistently smooth angle of the inner face of the wall and the presence of other huts and a field system militate against the worth and grinsell classifications (nmr, citing os).

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV225225.

Vis=7/7/1991 (rchme) centred sx53017499. Three hut circles survive on the n side of barn hill, 60m s of the cox tor carpark. They occupy w to wsw facing slopes at 325m above od.

NMR, CITING WILSON-NORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225226.

The northernmost hut, sx53017504 is 5.9m in diam and has slight (0.3m high) turf covered rubble walls. There is no clear entrance. Resurveyed at 1:2500 (see rchme cox tor survey 1991) (nmr, citing wilson-north).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225227.

Worth, r. H. /tda/52(1920)79/39th report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225228.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV225229.

Aph=58 raf 6399 0045-46 july 1964.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225230.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)176.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225231.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)68/a41.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225232.

Des=wilson-north, w. R. /(7/7/1991)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225233.

Des=rchme/cox tor survey/(1991).

GRINSELL + TURNER, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV237892.

Vis=23/5/1976 (grinsell + turner) cairn, truncated probably for road metal. Diameter 8.5m, height 0.4m.

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

Vis=28/10/1980 (os) on a slight sw slope at the n end of barn hill are 3 hut circles (see crf's); all turf-covered and with levelled interiors. They are within the peripheral and poorly defined part of a field system to the sw where there is also a settlement.

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

Ring cairn with entrance. Stone ring 5.5m internal diam, with bank 1.5m wide and 0.4m high.2.5m wide entrance on ssw side (turner).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Barrow, on whitchurch common, on n slope of barn hill.30ft in diameter.(worth).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV225221Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV225223Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV225225Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV225226Migrated Record: NMR, CITING WILSON-NORTH.
SDV225227Migrated Record:
SDV225228Migrated Record:
SDV225229Aerial Photograph:
SDV225230Migrated Record:
SDV225231Migrated Record:
SDV225232Migrated Record:
SDV225233Migrated Record:
SDV237892Report - Survey: GRINSELL + TURNER.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM