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HER Number:MDV56210
Name:Cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor

Summary

Small cairn on the south side of the reave on Ringmoor Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 667
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave, a Bronze Age boundary work across Ringmoor Down, and adjacent Bronze Age cairns

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE162
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/91
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE162, SX56NE162 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV260262.

Visited on 9th March 1979. Adjacent to the reave which crosses Ringmoor Down, is a cairn 2.0 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. It could be sepulchral or a heap gathered in the course of clearance (though there is no other in the area) or for construction or repair of the reave, from which it is 2.5 metres distant.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 144-5, Map 49, Figure 49.21 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Cairn '10' on the south side of the reave on Ringmoor Down of 5.0 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high has been dug into from the side. It interupts the line of the reave 150 metres to the east and is probably composed of material taken from it.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-16 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(08/11/2019) Condition assessed as ?very good by volunteer recorders; no issues noted.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Features photographed in November 2019.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Cairn shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012237 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This cairn lies 2.5 metres south of Eylesbarrow Reave on a spur on the 325 metres contour west of Gutter Tor. It is built of stone and is 2.0 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres in height; there is no evidence of a retaining kerb.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 144-5, Map 49, Figure 49.21.
SDV260262Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE162. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56NE162.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-16.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #130079 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012237.

Associated Monuments

MDV3994Related to: Cairn north of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV29077Related to: Cairn on south side of reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV12717Related to: Cairn south-east of the Eylesbarrow Reave on Ringmoor Down, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:May 3 2021 12:01PM