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HER Number:MDV5305
Name:Cairn on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor

Summary

Cairn on the eastern side of Gripper’s Hill. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 688 655
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork of small Bronze Age platform cairn on Gripper's Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/87
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE61 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV173642.

A small platform cairn near Gripper's Hill, 7.7 meters in diameter and 0.4 meters high.


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

Visited 16/4/1977. Cairn, slightly disturbed, measuring 8.5 meters in diameter, height 0.5 meters.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible.


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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173642Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE61. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94538 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5224Related to: Cairn on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor (Monument)
MDV5225Related to: Ring cairn on Gripper's Hill, Dean Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:08PM