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HER Number:MDV43970
Name:Ring Ditch on Horridge Moor

Summary

The ring ditch, identified from aerial photographs, survives as a circular quarry ditch from which material to build a barrow was derived. The central mound is no longer visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 699 161
Map Sheet:SS61NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChulmleigh
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHULMLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61NE/51
  • Old SAM Ref: 28630

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EH, 10-12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343828.

Ring ditch on Horridge Moor discovered by aerial reconnaissance in 1985. Approximately 15 metres in diameter.


Horner, B., 1991 - 1993, Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project (Un-published). SDV342164.

Site visit 15th January 1992. Site not visible but its position may be marked by an area of waterlogged ground. The field is currently under pasture but has been ploughed in the past.


1992, Untitled Source, AD 26 (Ground Photograph). SDV344318.


Simpson, S. J. + Weddell, P. J., 1993, Devon Culm Measures Rapid Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, 6 (Report - Survey). SDV337375.


Simpson, S. J., 1993, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV344313.

Site visit 18th May 1993. No mounds evident in this area.


Gerrard, H., 1996, A Round Barrow and Ring Ditch on Horridge Moor Lying 710 Metres North-west of Challacombe Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery, 139585 (Un-published). SDV344312.

Site visit 14th November 1995. Ring ditch forming part of a round barrow cemetery which includes at least 7 mounds and a ring ditch. The ring ditch survives as a 15 metres diameter circular quarry ditch from which material to build a barrow was derived. The central mound is no longer visible and the ditch is visible only on aerial photographs.


Department of National Heritage, 1997, A Bowl Barrow and Ring Ditch 700 Metres West-north-west of Challacombe Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Horridge Moor (Schedule Document). SDV344321.

This monument includes a bowl barrow and ring ditch situated in a prominent location on a south-east facing ridge overlooking the valley of Huntacott Water. These features form part of a round barrow cemetery which includes at least six additional barrows. The ring ditch lies 20 metres to the north-west of the barrow and survives as a 15 metres diameter circular quarry ditch from which material to build a barrow was derived. The central mound is no longer visible. Two other barrows survive to the west and a further three to the east and these are the subject of separate schedulings. Map object based on this Source.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 910475 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344324.

Ring ditch with a diameter of 15 metres, identified from aerial photographs on Horridge Moor. A field visit in 1992 by Devon Sites and Monuments Record identified an area of waterlogged ground. Field investigations in 1993, by Exeter Archaeological Unit, observed no features associated with the feature.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337375Report - Survey: Simpson, S. J. + Weddell, P. J.. 1993. Devon Culm Measures Rapid Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.45. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV342164Un-published: Horner, B.. 1991 - 1993. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV343828Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EH. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 10-12.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344312Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1996. A Round Barrow and Ring Ditch on Horridge Moor Lying 710 Metres North-west of Challacombe Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 139585.
SDV344313Personal Comment: Simpson, S. J.. 1993.
SDV344318Ground Photograph: 1992. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Photograph (Paper). AD 26.
SDV344321Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1997. A Bowl Barrow and Ring Ditch 700 Metres West-north-west of Challacombe Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Horridge Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344324National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 910475. National Monuments Record Index. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV1029Related to: Bowl Barrow near Beacon Moor Cross (Monument)
MDV1030Related to: Bowl Barrow near Beacon Moor Cross (Monument)
MDV2152Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV25650Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV41124Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV43969Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV2151Related to: Two Bowl Barrows north of Challacombe Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2010 9:15AM