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HER Number:MDV48864
Name:Tor cairn 70 metres west-south-west of Branscombe's Loaf

Summary

Tor cairn on summit of Corn Ridge. Two banks of small to medium stones associated with large outcrop. Outer bank survives as 12 metres long, 1.2 metres wide, 0.3 metres high curving rubble spread following s + w edges of the outcrop. Inner ring measures 1.3m wide, 0.3m high and corresponds with the n edge of the outcrop, but also extends over the rock itself, which stands 3m high. Area enclosed by ring banks measures 15m ns by 12m ew. Forms part of a cairn cemetery including 2 round cairns, 2 tor cairns and 2 ring cairns

Location

Grid Reference:SX 552 891
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/62
  • Old SAM Ref: 24066

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR,CITING GRINSELL, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221414.

Vis=13/9/1975 (grinsell) ring cairn (?) diam 16.5m.0.3m high (nmr,citing grinsell).


AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221416.

Vis=estimated -/-/1993 (ancient monuments) tor cairn on summit of corn ridge. Two banks of small to medium stones associated with large outcrop. Outer bank survives as 12m long, 1.2m wide, 0.3m high curving rubble spread following s + w edges of the outcrop. Inner ring measures 1.3m wide, 0.3m high and corresponds with the n edge of the outcrop, but also extends over the rock itself, which stands 3m high. Area enclosed by ring banks measures 15m ns by 12m ew. Forms part of a cairn cemetery including 2 round cairns, 2 tor cairns and 2 ring cairns (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221417.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990) 37, 69, figs 8 and 25/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor/a66.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221418.

Des=ancient monuments/as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221419.

Nmr=sx58ne16.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221420.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)134.


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Corn ridge rock. Irregular segmental stone ring set on top of a rock outcrop. Two arcs, 9.5 m and 7.5 m in diameter, with banks 1 m wide and 0.2 m high (turner).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 129292, 30/4/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Tor cairn on summit of Corn Ridge. Includes two banks of small to medium sized stones, associated with a large rock-outcrop. The outer bank survives as a 12 metre long, 1.2 metre wide and 0.3 metres high curving rubble spread denoting the southern and western edges of the outcrop. The inner ring measures 1.3 metres wide, 0.3 metres high and denotes the northern edge of the outcrop, but also extends over the rock itself, which stands up to 3.0 metres high. The area enclosed by the ring-banks measures 15 metres north-south by 12 metres east-west. This cairn forms part of a cairn cemetery including two round cairns, two tor cairns and two ring cairns.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 221 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 221.
SDV221414Report - Survey: NMR,CITING GRINSELL.
SDV221416Report - Survey: AM.
SDV221417Migrated Record:
SDV221418Migrated Record:
SDV221419Migrated Record:
SDV221420Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 129292, 30/4/1993.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV3171Related to: Ring cairn 120 metres west of Branscombe's Loaf (Monument)
MDV3172Related to: RING CAIRN in the Parish of Lands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton (Monument)
MDV48863Related to: RING CAIRN in the Parish of Lands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton (Monument)
MDV50576Related to: Round cairn 60 metres west-south-west of Branscombe's Loaf (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 3:28PM