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

Summary

Larger of two adjacent ring cairns. A cairn with overall diameters of 14.8m by 18.3m built around a narrow bank of north to south outcropping rock. There has been some mutilation in the northern quadrant but for the most part there is a distinct rim around the central area. The rim measures 4.0m wide overall, the inner face 0.3m high and the outer up to 0.8m high. The impression is that of a ring cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 530 764
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NW36
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439827
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/20/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22227

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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.

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 105-6 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

A ring cairn. The stone ring is 55 feet in diameter, varying in breadth from 4 to 6 feet and raised 15 to 18 inches above the ground. A line of rock outcrop bisects the circle 28 feet from the eastern side.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(07/05/1974) A cairn 18.0m in diameter and 0.6m high surrounds the natural outcrop.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57NW36 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV226847.

(07/11/1980) A cairn with overall diameters of 14.8m by 18.3m built around a narrow bank of north to south outcropping rock. There has been some mutilation in the northern quadrant but for the most part there is a distinct rim around the central area. The rim measures 4.0m wide overall, the inner face 0.3m high and the outer up to 0.8m high. The impression is that of a ring cairn (see plan and ground photograph).
Surveyed at 1:10000 on MSD and at 1:2500.

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

Recorded.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(11/07/1991) SX 5301 7642. A ring cairn as described by the Ordnance Survey (1980). See RCHME Cox Tor Survey (1/2500 scale). A table of further information on the cairn is held in the archive.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(February 1992) Cairn survives as 10m diameter raised area on which is a central mound of 4m diameter 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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV226847Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57NW36. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV226850Aerial Photograph:
SDV226851Migrated Record:
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 161.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 105-6.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV4127Related to: Ring cairn 250 metres north of Cox Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2021 2:57PM