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HER Number:MDV48849
Name:Ring cairn 800 metres west of Yarner Farm

Summary

Probable Prehistoric ring cairn east of Smallacombe Rocks on Haytor Down. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites. The feature comprises a heavily turf-covered ring and forms an irregular circle of approximately 23m diameter. The bank is 2.7m wide by 0.7m high and is breached in several places. There are signs of disturbance in the central area of the cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 767 781
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age parallel reave system with three main east-west boundary works, an enclosure hut circles and cairns, a medieval enclosure, a pillow mound, an area of post-medieval tin pits and a post-medieval field system on Haytor Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset (Historical): NI site
  • National Monuments Record: SX 77 NE 34
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/240
  • Pastscape: 1195135

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 66 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn on Haytor Down. Stone ring 21.0m internal diameter, with bank 1.5m wide and 0.4m high. Modern entrance. Other details: A7.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 28-9 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Circular bank, enclosing a level interior 17.0m in diameter, much damaged on the east side. The bank is composed of small stones and stands 0.6m high, and 2.0m width. Other details: Map 2, 6.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 6, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

(30/01/1999) A ring cairn on the northern slopes of Haytor Downs, overlooking Lustleigh and Manaton. The bank is heavily turf-covered and forms an irregular circle of approximately 23m diameter.
The bank is 2.7m wide by 0.7m high and is breached in several places. There are signs of disturbance in the central area of the cairn.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Map object based on this Source.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 66.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 28-9.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 6, Figure 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV34282Related to: Building 50 metres south of the Parish Boundary, Ilsington (Building)
MDV8106Related to: Cairn 884 metres west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8104Related to: Cairn on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8105Related to: Enclosure 910 metres west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV79704Related to: Possible ring cairn 970 metres west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2020 11:31AM