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HER Number:MDV6475
Name:Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge


Remains of cairn; one of eight cairns forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Truncated cairn, or ring cairn, gap in north-east. Diameter 14 metres, height 0.3 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 669 711
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/85
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) at sx66917112. Ring cairn 115m nw of horn's cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on holne ridge (mpp).

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

Vis=stone ring. Annular bank with no features in interior.12.5m diam, 2m wide and 0.4m high.4.5m wide entrance on e. Situated on n slope of a spur (turner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=13/9/1973 (grinsell) truncated cairn, or ring cairn, gap in ne. Diameter 14m, height 0.3m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140076.

Remains of cairn.

OF CAIRN, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV140079.

Vis=14/7/1977 (os) a ring cairn in good condition. A ring of small stones with break in ne which may not be original. Centre of cairn 10.3m in diameter, at ground level. Diameter 15m, (of cairn).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV140080.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140084.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140085.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV140086.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140087.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)32 67 fig 5/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor/a35.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140088.

Des=os 6"(1906)107se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140089.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/4(1993)194;fig 60.15.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140090.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140091.

Des=gerrard, s. /(29/4/1999)/as above.

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

Vis=27/4/1950 (os) a robbed cairn similar to osa sx67se38 ie centre of cairn removed leaving ring-like effect. Reasons for considering this to be remains of cairn are:- 1. Too large to be hut circle and no entrance.2. Too small to be an enclosure, and no entrance.3. Residue of cairn faintly visible in form of small stones in "enclosed" area.

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

Vis=29/4/1999 (gerrard, s. ) ring cairn. Diam 16.3m, height 0.7m.2.4m wide bank surrounds a circular internal area measuring 11.5m in diam. Pit against the inner face of the nne side of the bank measures 1.4m by 1.2m by 0.2m deep and is probably the result of modern disturbance as is the break in the ne sector. This break measures 4.1m wide hollows in the vicinity of this cairn which are the result of peat cutting are excluded. Grass and heather.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV140076Migrated Record:
SDV140079Report - Survey: OF CAIRN.
SDV140080Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV140084Migrated Record:
SDV140085Migrated Record:
SDV140086Aerial Photograph:
SDV140087Migrated Record:
SDV140088Migrated Record:
SDV140089Migrated Record:
SDV140090Migrated Record:
SDV140091Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV246637Migrated Record: Gerrard, S..
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV6411Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge (Monument)
MDV12975Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:May 22 2015 9:55AM