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HER Number:MDV7739
Name:Cairn west of Ball Gate, Corringdon Ball, South Brent

Summary

A robbed cairn measuring 20.3m in diameter of which the cairn rim survives as a raised bank of turf-covered stones 1.0m wide and 0.5m high. There is a gap in the rim on the south-east, probably for carts taking away the stone. The area inside the rim is uneven with many scattered stones, typical of a robbed cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 613
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SE 46
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/89
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1016
  • Old SAM Ref: 10574
  • Pastscape: 441907

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 381 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 3405 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Worth, R. H., 1947, 66th Report of the Barrow Committee, 32 (Article in Serial). SDV16898.

A ring-cairn (cairn 1), 69 feet in diameter, lying 125 feet north-west of Ball Gate, Corringdon Ball. Its form is not original but has been derived from a heaped cairn by removal of the bulk of the stone.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE46, plan. (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV171905.

SX66SE46 (13/04/1950) A very vague circle 21m diameter, which may be the remains of a mutilated cairn.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE46 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV171908.

(28/07/1977) A robbed cairn measuring 20.3m in diameter of which the cairn rim survives as a raised bank of turf-covered stones 1.0m wide and 0.5m high. There is a gap in the rim on the south-east, probably for carts taking away the stone. The area inside the rim is uneven with many scattered stones, typical of a robbed cairn. (The scheduling description is applied to this monument but the Inspector of Ancient Monuments map (Department of Environment IAM record form, April 1977) incorrectly assigns it to SX 66 SE 45). Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.

Ancient Monuments, 1977/1990, Scheduling notes (Schedule Document). SDV171909.

(April 1977) Possibly rather damaged on one side. (1990) Round cairn. A low mound of earth and stone 21m in diameter and up to 1m high. The centre is hollow. Present perimeter defined by a residual band of stone 3m wide.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 139 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(23/06/1973) Site of cairn almost levelled probably for material to build the adjoining wall. Shown on os 6" as 'cairn circle'. Diameter 21m, height 0.4m. Vis=28/7/1977 (os) there is a gap in the rim on the southeast, probably for carts taking away the stone. Typical of a robbed cairn. Diameter 20m, height 0.3m.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

(05/04/1977) This cairn, diameter 21m has a large area in the centre depressed to ground level. The periphery is 1m high and 3m wide. The centre is very rock strewn. Probably the remains of a robbed cairn.

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

(19/03/1984) Field Monument Warden site visit.

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

Not visible on 1985 aerial photographs.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 37, 68, A43 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Stone ring internal diameter 18.2m, bank 1m wide and 0.4m high. Interior infilled to 0.2m below the bank. Bank damaged on east side. On summit of east-west crest.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 94-5, Map 56 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn at SX66996129 of 24 metres diameter lies a few metres to the east of the chambered cairn close to the field wall. The uneven surface has obviously been robbed for stone but much of the outer rim is intact

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Round cairn consisting of a low mound of earth and stone 21m diameter, up to 1m high. Centre is hollow; the bulk of the stones which formed the mound presumed robbed to build the newtake wall. Present perimeter is defined by a residual band of stone 3.0m wide.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV16898Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1947. 66th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. Paperback Volume. 32.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3405.
SDV171905Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE46. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. plan..
SDV171908Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE46. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV171909Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1977/1990. Scheduling notes. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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. 37, 68, A43.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 139.
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.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 381.
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. 94-5, Map 56.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5750Related to: Chambered cairn at Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 10:13AM