HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV54460
Name:Ring cairn east of Royal Hill


Probable ring cairn east of Royal Hill. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 630 723
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of four prehistoric cairns east of Royal Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/433
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV219016.

A probable ring cairn situated on a slight north-west slope in a shallow saddle at 353 meters above sea level. At least eight tin pits occur immediately to the east and south, and modern small stone clearance heaps are visible everywhere. The circular turf-covered stony bank is 12.2 meters in overall diameter, 2.0 meters wide and on average 0.4 meters high; a few stones protrude through the turf but there is no obvious trace of a kerb, slabs or boulders. Two or three modern clearance heaps lie on the bank and a gap on the north side with an adjacent corresponding pile of spoil is probably a recent mutilation. The gently sloping interior is undulating but featureless. Its form, general dimensions and situation are all similar to the probable ring cairn, now heavily mutilated, 74 meters to the south-east.

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 (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219016Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94890 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV18388Related to: Cairn east of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV18389Related to: Cairn east of Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV18390Related to: Cairn east of Royal Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:42AM