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HER Number:MDV6473
Name:Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne

Summary

Cairn '10' (Butler) to the south of Horn's Cross is one of the cairns forming part of the cemetery on Holne Ridge

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 706
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 37
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/83
  • Old SAM Ref: 28769
  • Pastscape: 442962

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4364 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67SE37 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140034.

(27/04/1950) A turf covered cairn with large hollow in centre and south side has been disturbed. Cairn (diameter 15.0m, height 1m).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE37 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140036.

(15/07/1977) This cairn 16 metres by 12 metres and 0.7 metres high lies on a moderate well-drained north facing slope at 410 metres above OD. It is constructed of small boulders with a central disturbance. The excavated material thrown to the south gives the cairn its oval plan. 1:10 000 survey revised on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 141 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(13/09/1973) Cairn robbed around centre. Diameter 14.0m, height 1.0m.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Just visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152235 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(18/05/1999) At SX 6690 7066. Cairn 385m south of Horn's Cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Round cairn measuring 16.5m by 14m by 1.4m high. Central pit 4m by 3m by 0.7m deep. The mound is orientated at 345 degrees. Irregular shaped pit lies towards the north-north-west side of the mound and contains several large rocks and numerous smaller ones. Bilberry, grass and heather.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 194-5, Map 60, Figure 60.15 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Holne Ridge N. cairn '10' at SX66907066 of 13.0 metres diameter by 1.3 metres high has some large slabs scattered at the base of its central hollow.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(18/04/1996) SX 6690 7066. A heavily mutilated cairn on the crest of the ridge running north from Holne Ridge towards Combestone Tor. It measures 16.8 metres north to south by 12.4 metres and 1.2 metres high with a hollow 2.8 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres deep in the centre. Originally this feature may have been circular, the current form being the product of spoil dumping from the unrecorded excavation.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Cairn shown on survey.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019272 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument, which falls into four areas of protection, includes four cairns forming part of a cairn cemetery or cairnfield, situated on a gentle north facing slope of Holne Ridge overlooking the valley of River Dart. The southern cairn survives as a 16.5m long by 14m wide mound standing up to 1.4m high. A pit in the north western side of the cairn represents the site of a partial early undocumented investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140034Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE37. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV140036Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE37. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4364.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 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.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 141.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152235.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 194-5, Map 60, Figure 60.15.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128790 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019272.

Associated Monuments

MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6475Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6474Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV61450Related to: Cairn south of Horn's Cross, Holne (Monument)
MDV61449Related to: Small cairn south of Horn's Cross, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2021 10:15AM