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HER Number:MDV42768
Name:Features on Ringmoor Down

Summary

Formerly identified and scheduled in the 1990s as a cairn (one of a group of three), this was reassed during 2005 survey work. Identified as former tin pits that have been reoccupied by the military in the more recent past.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 562 662
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 209
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/531
  • Old SAM Ref: 10666
  • Pastscape: 1025082
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • TRIAL PIT (Early Medieval to Mid 20th Century - 1066 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Ancient Monuments, 1991, Schedule Amendment, Cairn C (Schedule Document). SDV253568.

A group of three cairns on Ringmoor Down are scheduled:
c) SX 5627 6625 5.0m in diameter and 0.4m high, with a possible retaining kerb and slightly hollow centre. Scheduled: 10666.

Newman, P. + Probert, S., 2005, Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363484.

(15/02/2005) This was scheduled by the Ancient Monuments department in 1990-91, but was identified in 2005 survey by English Heritage (along with MDV42769) as former tin pits that have been reoccupied by the military in the more recent past.

Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360517.

Newman, P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-17 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/06/2019) Condition assessed as ?very good by volunteer recorders; no issues noted.

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

Feature photographed in June 2019.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV253568Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1991. Schedule Amendment. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown. Cairn C.
SDV360517Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-17.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV42769Related to: Clearance cairn on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)
MDV42770Related to: Feature on Ringmoor Down (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:Nov 20 2020 12:43PM