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HER Number:MDV42769
Name:Clearance cairn on Ringmoor Down

Summary

A low flat-topped mound measuring 7.3m north-south by 7.0m and standing a maximum of 0.4m high. An amorphous hollow lies slightly west of centre. While this feature appears in form to be a prehistoric cairn it overlies ridge and furrow and is associated with a number of tin pits that have been adapted for military training. At the earliest it is probably a post medieval stone clearance heap.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 563 662
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/532
  • Old SAM Ref: 10667
  • Pastscape: 1025082
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A group of three cairns on Ringmoor Down are scheduled:
b) SX 5630 6628 5.0m in diameter and 0.5m high with a possible retaining kerb and slightly hollow centre. Scheduled: 10667.

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

(15/02/2005) SX 5632 6626. A low flat-topped mound measuring 7.3m north-south by 7.0m and standing a maximum of 0.4m high. An amorphous hollow lies slightly west of centre. While this feature appears in form to be a prehistoric cairn it overlies ridge and furrow and is associated with a number of tin pits that have been adapted for military training. At the earliest it is probably a post medieval stone clearance heap. The other features scheduled (MDV42768 and MDV42770) were formerly 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 B.
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

MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)
MDV42770Related to: Feature on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV42768Related to: Features 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 12:48PM