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HER Number:MDV48855
Name:Possible ring cairn on Shovel Down


Possible ring cairn recorded in the 1970s and 1997. Not mentioned in Royal Commission 1991 survey (see related records).


Grid Reference:SX 660 854
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 203
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/231
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Pastscape: 1572337

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 144 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

SX66008550 Cairn on hillslope south of Long Stone. Measures 9.7 metres in diameter, possibly a ring cairn or robbed cairn.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 67/ a24 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn on the south-east hillslope of Shovel Down. Stone ring 6 metres internal diameter with bank 1.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144085, 15/8/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Ring cairn at SX66008550 forming part of ritual complex on Shovel Down. Diameter 6 metres, height 0.6 metres, width 1.8 metres.

GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

A roughly circular feature is visible on the aerial photograph.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

SX65998548. On a south-east facing slope at circa 453 metres OD is a possible ring-cairn. It is 9.0 metres in diameter overall with a stone ring 1.3 metre thick and 0.3 metres high. It is in very poor condition and partially destroyed. Surveyed at 1:2500 (citing Attrill, N. J., 10/02/1978, Ordnance Survey Field Investigator's Comments).

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. 67/ a24.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 144.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144085, 15/8/1997.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6180Related to: The Three Boys, Shovel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2018 1:08PM