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HER Number:MDV5986
Name:Cairn on Riddon Ridge


Cairn(diam 3.65m, heig 760mm), pit(leng 610mm, widt 480mm, dept 250mm).


Grid Reference:SX 667 762
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 28733
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Burnard, R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160759.

Vis=estimated -/-/1914 (burnard) small cairn, previously rifled. On excavation, bottom and part of side wall of a small vase and a few sherd fragments found, in centre of a stone-lined receptacle. Stones of the cairn around the pit were packed at an inward angle, thus backing up the wall of the cavity. Much wood charcoal, one flint flake and a few pieces of spar found.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=26/7/1952 (os) this cairn surveyed while searching for cairn at sx66917662.

Gerrard, S., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246637.

Vis=17/3/1999 (gerrard, s. ) cairn on riddon ridge lying 1480m se of bellever bridge.

DIAM 3.65M, HEIG 760MM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246856.

Cairn(diam 3.65m, heig 760mm), pit(leng 610mm, widt 480mm, dept 250mm).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246857.

Cairn on e slope of riddon ridge.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV246860.

Vis=very clearly visible on raf 1946 ap where it looks as if it has been eroded around the edge. The nmr 1977 ap shows it more overgrown with probably gorse or bilberries (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246863.

Burnard, r. /tda/46(1914)94/33rd report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246864.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246865.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246866.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)151.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV246867.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890 2459-2460(10/12/1946).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV246868.

Aph=nmr sx6676/2/92-94(14/4/1977).

Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV246869.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246870.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246871.

Des=gerrard, s. /(17/3/1999)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: Burnard, R..
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: Gerrard, S..
  • Migrated Record: DIAM 3.65M, HEIG 760MM.
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  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Aerial Photograph:
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  • National Monuments Record Database:
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 4:17PM