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HER Number:MDV51161
Name:Possible cairn south Summit Cairn at Rippon Tor


Possible small prehistoric cairn or possibly modern structure south of the main summit cairn at Rippon Tor.


Grid Reference:SX 746 755
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/377
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Quinnell, H., 1986, Cairn on Rippon Tor (Worksheet). SDV350455.

Small cairn south of Rippon Tor cairn and immediately contiguous to scatter from it. Diam 4.0 metres, height 0.45 metres.

Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Condition declining. Short grassland.

Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed (Report - Survey). SDV351113.

Site visited and grid reference confirmed. Small satelite cairn or possibly modern interference.

Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 57 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Possible cairn south summit cairn at Rippon Tor
A small stone heap sits close by the main cairn on Rippon Tor. Condition is stable. SX74650 75550

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350455Worksheet: Quinnell, H.. 1986. Cairn on Rippon Tor. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #31892 ]
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 57.

Associated Monuments

MDV7433Related to: Cairn 100 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7434Related to: Cairn 30 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7539Related to: Cairn on summit of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV51162Related to: Cairn south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6433 - Assessment of Halsanger Common, Horridge Common and Rippon Tor
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2016 10:32AM