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HER Number:MDV5307
Name:Eastern of two cairns to west of field system near Holy Brook, Holne

Summary

Mardle Valley '6' cairn (Butler) is the eastern of two cairns to the west of field system near Holy Brook

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 687
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE50
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/89
  • Old SAM Ref: 34427
  • Pastscape: 441494

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Not visible.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152615 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 25th May 1999. Cairn at SX67816874. The eastern of two cairns at Gibby Coombe. Round cairn measuring 14 metres in diameter, 0.8 metres in height. Cairn has been robbed with an outer 2.0 metre wide ring surviving intact whilst the centre has been extensively robbed by at least five separate pits. Towards the eastern side of the mound is a substantial mound of loose stone which could be susceptible to re-arrangement. Vegetation in the area consists of bracken, grass and gorse.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 172-3 Map 58, Figure 58.8 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Mardle Valley '6' cairn at SX67816872 of 16.5 metres diameter by 0.6 metres high. Originally an outer bank seems to have surrounded a raised interior but this has become badly disordered and further damage has been caused to the edges by the well worn tracks approaching uphill from the ford across the Mardle.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

Other details: 1:2500 plan included.

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.

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

Cairn shown on survey.

Richards, A. F., 2010, Cairn (Personal Comment). SDV173668.

Visited some time in 1982 (Hills, D.) A ring cairn (or cairn with kerb?-fmg) reported at SX67816873, average diameter 4.16 metres. No report of larger cairn described above: relationship of the two unclear. Other details: Note in parish file.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441494, SX66NE50 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 26th June 1977. Cairn at SX 67806873 is an oval cairn, 16 metres by 14 metres and 0.6 metres high, situated on a moderate south facing slope at 340 metres above OD. The central area 11 metres to 13 metres diameter is very disturbed, with a small, off centre mound 0.6 metres high. The cairn has a rim 1.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high, with a south-west facing gap, 2 metres wide. There is a single orthostat set into the rim on its east arc.
Field Investigation on 6th January 1997. Cairn at SX 67816874 is heavily disturbed.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019591 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Cairn just within the scheduled area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173668Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2010. Cairn. Digital.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152615.
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. 172-3 Map 58, Figure 58.8.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94546 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441494, SX66NE50.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019591.

Associated Monuments

MDV5214Related to: Cairn east of River Mardle, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV24755Related to: Medieval field system north and west of Gibby Combe, Holne (Monument)
MDV62033Related to: Western of two cairns west of field system west of Gibby Coombe, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2021 11:54AM