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HER Number:MDV5224
Name:Eastern of two cairns on the summit of Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor

Summary

Eastern of a pair of cairns on the summit of Gripper’s Hill. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 686 655
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a pair of bronze age cairns on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE14
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/44
  • Pastscape: 441290
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visited 11/10/1975. Cairn measuring 10.0 meters in diameter, height 0.7 meters with interior hollow (possibly from looting).

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 380 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Recorded in Aerial Photograph Project.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 160-161, Map 57 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Gripper's Hill summit cairn '1' at SX68646549. A pair of large cairns occupy the highest point on Gripper's Hill. The eastern cairn of 11.0 metres diameter by 0.7 metres high has a hollowed centre.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Cairn shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441290, SX66NE14 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 4th May 1950. One of two cairns; turf-covered with hollow in centre.
Field Investigation on 1st July 1977. Cairn 'A' at SX 68656551. A round cairn, 10.4 metres diameter and 0.6 metres high, is constructed of small boulders and has a flat top, the centre of which has been disturbed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 380.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 160-161, Map 57.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94262 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441290, SX66NE14.

Associated Monuments

MDV130233Related to: Cairn north of Gripper's Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5305Related to: Cairn on east side of Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor (Monument)
MDV130230Related to: Cairn on summit of Gripper's Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV130232Related to: Cairn on summit of Gripper's Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV130228Related to: Cairn on west side of Gripper's Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5225Related to: Ring cairn on the summit of Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2021 12:14PM