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HER Number:MDV6474
Name:Large cairn south of Horn's Cross


One of four cairns 310 metres south of Horn's Cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Ring cairn measuring 19.9 metres in diameter, height 0.9 metres. Has a 4 metre wide bank standing up to 0.9 metres high surrounding an 11.9 metre diameter internal area. A stone on the inner face of the east side of the cairn has been cut by tear and feather.


Grid Reference:SX 669 707
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/84
  • Old SAM Ref: 28769.02

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) at sx 66917077. Ring cairn 270m s of horn's cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on holne ridge (mpp).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=ring cairn.13m internal diam, with bank 3m wide and 1m high. Possible ring of stones under bank (turner).

WIDTH 4.0M, HEIGHT 600.9MM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140001.

Remains of cairn. Diam 20.5m, ring (width 4.0m, height 600.9mm).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV140005.

Vis=visible on raf 1946 ap and 1985 nmr ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140009.

Osa=sx67se38/sketch plan and section.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140010.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV140011.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890 2373-2374(10/12/1946).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV140012.

Aph=nmr sf2600/457-462(11/4/1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140013.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)66/a12.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140014.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140015.

Des=gerrard, s. /(18/5/1999)/as above.

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

Vis=27/4/1950 (os) a robbed cairn. The whole of the centre of this cairn has been removed leaving a ring-like effect. Robbers were apparently quarrymen; the marks of their stone- splitting tools are to be seen on a large stone in the n e side of the cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: WIDTH 4.0M, HEIGHT 600.9MM.
  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
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  • Aerial Photograph:
  • Aerial Photograph:
  • Migrated Record:
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  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV61450Related to: Cairn south of Horn's Cross (Monument)
MDV6473Related to: Large cairn south of Horn's Cross (Monument)
MDV61449Related to: Small cairn south of Horn's Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:May 22 2015 11:36AM