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HER Number:MDV64120
Name:Round cairn south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne


Bronze Age cairn measures 6.7 metres diameter and 0.8 metres high and there is a small hollow in the centre of the mound from possible past excavation or robbing. Doesn't appear to have been recorded during the 1996-7 Royal Commission survey.


Grid Reference:SX 681 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE280
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1356640
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/545
  • Old SAM Ref: 22373.04

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 188-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Venford Reservoir S. '3' cairn at SX68117050 of 7.5 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high lies on the west side of the Ringleshutes tributary. It has been broken into.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020095 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Bronze Age cairn located south west of Venford Reservoir dam at SX 6810 7049 which is part of enclosed prehistoric settlement and round cairn 880 metres south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam. Cairn lies to south-east of central enclosure and survives as a 6.7 metres diameter mound, up to 0.8 metres high. Small central hollow.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 188-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020095. [Mapped feature: #128335 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25399Related to: Holne Moor Leat (Monument)
MDV6379Related to: Oval enclosure with two huts south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV26375Related to: Streamworking on the Venford Brook, north and south of Reservoir, Holne (Monument)
MDV113643Related to: Two clearance cairns south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2022 1:45PM