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

Summary

Cairn '6' (Butler) one of the cairns forming part of the cemetery on Holne Ridge

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE40
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/85
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770
  • Pastscape: 442971

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 107SE (Cartographic). SDV336773.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890 2373-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

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

Site visited on 13th September 1973. Truncated cairn, or ring cairn, gap in north-east. Diameter 14 metres, height 0.3 metres.

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

Just visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 32, 67, Figure 5, a35 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Stone ring. Annular bank with no features in interior of 12.5 metres diameter by 2 metres wide and 0.4 metres high with a 4.5 metres wide entrance on the east. Situated on northern slope of a spur.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 153341. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th April 1999. At SX66917112 a ring cairn 115 metres north-west of Horn's Cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge.

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 '6' at SX66917113 of 15.5 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high. It seems to be a ring cairn with a circular bank of small stones 2.0 metres wide by 0.3 metres high surrounding a flat area of 11.5 metres diameter. It is probably too flat to be a ransacked cairn although the gap in the north-east side is likely to be due to later interference.

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.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442971, SX67SE40 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 27th April 1950. A robbed cairn with centre of cairn removed leaving ring-like effect. Residue of cairn faintly visible in form of small stones in "enclosed" area.
Field Investigation on 14th July 1977. At SX 66927111 the cairn measures 15 metres in diameter overall and lies at the north end of a narrow level ridge at 385 metres above OD. It consists of a ring of small stones average width 2.4 metres and height 0.4 metres. There is a 4.6 metres break in the north east which may not be original. The centre of the ring cairn is 10.3 metres in diameter and at natural ground level. It is in good condition.
Field Investigation on 8th December 1996. At SX 66917112 a ring cairn 100 metres north-west of Horn's Cross on the crest of the ridge running north from Holne Ridge towards Combestone Tor. This feature consists of a stoney bank around 2.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high which encloses a slightly ovoid area measuring 11.3 metres north to south by 10.2 metres. The gap in the north east seems to be an original feature. This is one of several elaborate prehistoric sepulchral monuments lying in the immediate area.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cairns' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 32, 67, Figure 5, a35.
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 153341..
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.
SDV336773Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 107SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890 2373-4.
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: #128787 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442971, SX67SE40.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12981Related to: Cairn at end of stone row on Holne Ridge. Holne (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6411Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12975Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12997Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV12998Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV61448Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV61451Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge, Holne (Monument)
MDV6473Related 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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2021 9:57AM