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HER Number:MDV4128
Name:RING CAIRN in the Parish of Peter Tavy


Cox tor. Smaller of two adjacent ring cairns, 12.5m se from the larger. Similar in shape, though smaller. Construction of centre was loose, much earth being mingled with the stone. Nothing found and no pit in the calm.(baring-gould). The larger see sx57nw20.


Grid Reference:SX 530 763
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/20/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22227
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=-/-/1992 (gerrard) cairn survives as 10m diam raised area on which is a central mound of 4m diam and outer bank 2.7m wide, 0.7m high.1898 excavation showed it to consist of outer circular bank with central infill of loose stones and earth. No trace of burials or artefacts (mpp).

Wilson-North, W. R., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV76588.

Vis=11/7/1991 (rchme) ring cairn as described by os 1980 (wilson-north).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=7/5/1974 (grinsell) cairn, hollow towards centre. Height 1.2m (grinsell).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV226843.

Recorded (rchm app 1985).

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV226844.

Vis=7/11/1980 (os) cairn with diam 10m by 10.4m, 0.7m high, with rather straight w side. Centre is uneven, probably as a result of excavation, but there is a distinct rim around the around the perimeter. Overall it measures 2.7m wide, 0.3m high on inner and 0.7m high on outer face. No retaining stones or kerb visible. Profile suggests a rimmed platform cairn (nmr, citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV226847.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV226848.

Baring gould, s. /tda/30(1898)106/5th report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV226849.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV226850.

Aph=nmr sf2112/1315(19/4/1982).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV226851.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities - the north/(1991)84.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV226852.

Des=wilson-north, r. /(11/7/1991)/rchme field investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV226843Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV226844Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV226847Migrated Record:
SDV226848Migrated Record:
SDV226849Migrated Record:
SDV226850Aerial Photograph:
SDV226851Migrated Record:
SDV226852Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV76588Report - Survey: Wilson-North, W. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 11:13AM