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HER Number:MDV7540
Name:Millstone near summit of Rippon Tor

Summary

One of three millstones abandoned prior to completion near the summit of Rippon Tor, close to the south-west side of a large cairn on Rippon Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 746 755
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445159
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/93/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILLSTONE (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Falcon, T. A., 1904-1905, Cross on Rippon Tor, 177-179 (Article in Serial). SDV309028.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NW49 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV309029.

Site visit 20th April 1960. One of two millstones near a relief cross near summit of Rippon Tor. Circular and definitely millstones.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1984, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper), 144, Fig. 8 (Article in Serial). SDV345276.

Three abandoned millstones on Rippon Tor, one of which, not far from cross (MDV7464), is only partly cut.


Robinson, R., 1985, Three unfinished millstones at Rippon Tor (Worksheet). SDV281146.

Rippon Tor. Three unfinished millstones
Millstone immediately west of main Tor rocks. Rough disc with no central hole, diameter 1.25 metres, height 0.25 metres.


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

One of two millstones near Rippon Tor. This one lies near the base of the summit cairn, with little more than its circular shape roughed out.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 12, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

One of three earth fast abandoned millstones which lie together with a carved cross on the southern edge of the outcrop. The millstones were all abandoned prior to completion for some reason, perhaps due to a defective stone or defective workmanship. Date unknown but could be anytime between the medieval period and the 19th century and each artefact may well be of a different date.


Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed (Report - Survey). SDV351113.

Site visited and grid reference confirmed.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 49, figure 21 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Millstone near summit of Rippon Tor. An abandoned, unfinished millstone, close to the south-west side of a large cairn on Rippon Tor. Condition is stable. SX74640 75560.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV281146Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1985. Three unfinished millstones at Rippon Tor. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Fig. 5.3.
SDV309028Article in Serial: Falcon, T. A.. 1904-1905. Cross on Rippon Tor. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 3. Unknown. 177-179.
SDV309029Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NW49. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345276Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1984. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 116. Paperback Volume. 144, Fig. 8.
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital. [Mapped feature: #48194 ]
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 12, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 49, figure 21.

Associated Monuments

MDV7541Related to: Millstone south-west of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV27869Related to: Millstone west of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7464Related to: Unfinished Cross 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:Dec 13 2016 12:27PM