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HER Number:MDV5199
Name:Large cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe, Holne

Summary

Cairn '7' (Butler) one of many cairns on Holne Lee

Location

Grid Reference:SX 686 699
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/25
  • Old SAM Ref: 28764.02
  • Pastscape: 441351

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 13th September 1973. Truncated cairn. Diameter 20 metres, height 0.8 metrres.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 67, a32 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn. Stone ring 15 metres diameter internally, with bank 2.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Much disturbed with a 5 metres wide entrance on north-east side.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152221 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 19th May 1999. Cairn at SX68646991. One of 4 cairns on Holne Lee situated 1220 metres south-west of Fore Stoke.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 171-2, Map 58, Figure 58.7 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Holne Lee '7' cairn at SX68656990 of 18.0 metres diameter by 0.8 metres high is an undamaged flat topped cairn.

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

Cairn shown on survey.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441351, SX66NE1 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 20th April 1950 Cairn 'b' One of two cairns on Holne Lee. A large cairn robbed of most of its stones, giving ringcairn effect.
Field Investigation on 28th June 1977. Two cairns lie on the crest, at the north-east end of a ridge
at 370 metres above OD.
Cairn 'B' at SX 68646990 is a round cairn, overall diameter 21 metres constructed of small boulders, and consists of a platform 14 metres diameter and about 0.2 metres high, with a perimeter rim average thickness 3.5 metres and 0.5 metres high. There is a gap, 4.3 metres wide, facing north-north-east. A small modern, marker cairn, 1.0 metre high, has been built within this rimmed platform cairn.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument, which falls into four areas of protection, includes four cairns situated on a gentle east facing slope on Holne Lee overlooking the valley of the River Dart. The southernmost cairn survives as a 19 metres diameter and 1.3 metres high mound, Hollows and trenches cutting into the cairns indicate that they have been subjected to early undocumented investigations.

National Monuments Record, unknown, SX6869, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV152907.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV152907Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. unknown. SX6869. National Monuments Record Photograph. 1.
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, a32.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 142.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152221.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 171-2, Map 58, Figure 58.7.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441351, SX66NE1.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94149 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13198Related to: Cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe, Holne (Monument)
MDV5198Related to: Large cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe, Holne (Monument)
MDV13209Related to: Small cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2021 11:14AM