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HER Number:MDV7541
Name:Millstone south-west of Rippon Tor

Summary

One of three millstones abandoned prior to completion near the summit of Rippon Tor.

Location

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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445159
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/93/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILLSTONE (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 1950 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. Circular stones 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 30 metres west of summit rocks and just west of reave. Roughly worked, no central hole, diameter 1.5 metres, height 0.2 metres


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152339 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1999. Millstone rough out 15 metres south-west of Rippon Tor summit at SX74667555. Second of two millstones mistaken for cross base near summit of Rippon Tor.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 4, Fig. 5.3 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Second millstone at Rippon Tor was slightly more complete than the one closer to the summit but still waits for the final quadrant of stone to be chipped free.


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 south-west of Rippon Tor. An abandoned, unfinished millstone, south-west of the Rippon Tor outcrop. Condition is stable. SX74620 75530.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152339.
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. 4, 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: #48200 ]
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

MDV7540Related to: Millstone near summit 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 12:28PM