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HER Number:MDV5307
Name:Cairn near Holy Brook

Summary

Cairn near Holy Brook within Scheduled Ancient Monument area.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/89
  • Old SAM Ref: 34427

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE50 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV173667.

Oval cairn 16 metres by 14 metres, 0.6 metres high. The central area has been disturbed, and there is a small off-centre mound. The cairn has a rim with a single orthostat in it.


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


Probert, S. A. J., 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.


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


Richards, A. F., 2010, Untitled Source (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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173667Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE50. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV173668Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2010. Digital.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 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.
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: #94546 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 19 2013 8:23AM