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HER Number:MDV7433
Name:Cairn 100 metres south-east of Rippon Tor

Summary

One of a pair of large cairns south-east of Rippon Tor. It is located on a reave but probably predates it. A much spread and turf-covered cairn of up to 25 metres diameter, 87 metres south-east of Rippon Tor outcrop.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 747 754
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: MPP 152329
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/17
  • Old SAM County Ref: 928
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW48
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Wall, J. C., 1906, Ancient Earthworks, 628 (Article in Monograph). SDV341465.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960-1961, SX77NW48 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV308321.

Cairn B at SX7474 7547 has been considerably mutilated in the eastern quadrant where it is barely 0.5 metres high; otherwise it is up to 3.0 metres high.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited 28/9/1973) Cairn at SX74747546, diameter 25 metres, height 2.4 metres. Cairn dug into on east side, nearly reduced to ground level.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1459, 97 (Aerial Photograph). SDV291903.


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

Visible and recorded.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152329 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1999. Cairn 160 metres south-east of Rippon Tor summit at SX74797545.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 42, Fig. 5.3 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler's cairn 5 is a large cairn measuring around 20 metres in diameter, lying along a reave adjacent to another cairn (MDV13721).


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn clearly visible on the aerial photography at the location indicated.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Cairn is depicted on modern map.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 4, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

One of two cairns both of which have been disturbed and probably robbed for stone over the centuries and, therefore, probably bear little resemblance to their original appearance. The cairn is located on the course of a reave and gives the appearance of having been built over it. However, it is more likely that the reave is later, halting at the cairn and recommencing on its other side. Condition declining.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system. There are ten cairns within the monument, half of which stand at or near the summit of Rippon Tor. [One of] two cairns butted by a reave forming part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system. 20m in diameter and 2.5m high.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 48, figure 21 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Cairn 100 metres south-east of Rippon Tor. A much spread and turf-covered cairn of up to 25 metres diameter, 87 metres south-east of Rippon Tor outcrop. Condition is declining. SX74744 75476.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT4 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited January 2019. Turf covered slopes but fair condition. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT4 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited January 2019. Photo taken showing the turf slopes looking west north west

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 142.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152329.
SDV291903Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 97.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 42, Fig. 5.3.
SDV308321Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960-1961. SX77NW48. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV341465Article in Monograph: Wall, J. C.. 1906. Ancient Earthworks. Victoria History of the County of Devon. Hardback Volume. 628.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #101596 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 4, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 48, figure 21.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT4.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT4.

Associated Monuments

MDV7434Related to: Cairn 30 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV13721Related to: Cairn 75 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7539Related to: Cairn on summit of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV51161Related to: Possible cairn south Summit Cairn at Rippon Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6433 - Assessment of Halsanger Common, Horridge Common and Rippon Tor
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 2:26PM