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HER Number:MDV51162
Name:Cairn south-east of Rippon Tor

Summary

A small cairn close to the tor which appears to have been a ring cairn surrounding a small free-standing granite outcrop.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/378

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Quinnell, H., 1986, Cairn at Rippon Tor (Worksheet). SDV295396.

Cairn around base of small tor of Rippon Tor. Diameter 9.0 metres, height 0.65 metres. Slight depression around base of tor within cairn may not be original feature.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 4, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

A small cairn close to the tor which appears to have been a ring cairn surrounding a small free-standing granite outcrop. Condition stable.


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

Site visited and grid reference confirmed.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system. There are ten cairns within the monument, half of which stand at or near the summit of Rippon Tor. Some 20 metres to the south [of the summit cairn] is a tor cairn consisting of a 7 metre diameter and 0.7 metres high stoney earthwork surrounding a small granite pillar.


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

A possible ring cairn that surrounds a small free-standing granite outcrop, just east of the main pile. Condition is stable, SX74670 75550


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT2 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited January 2019. Human activity noted with a picnic shelter in evidence. Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT2 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited January 2019 Photos X 2 taken Both looking north west, one showing a picnic shelter

Sources / Further Reading

SDV295396Worksheet: Quinnell, H.. 1986. Cairn at Rippon Tor. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital. [Mapped feature: #31893 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 4, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 57.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT2.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT2.

Associated Monuments

MDV7434Related to: Cairn 30 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7539Related to: Cairn on summit of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV51161Related to: Possible cairn south Summit Cairn at Rippon Tor (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:Jul 29 2019 2:13PM