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HER Number:MDV79704
Name:Possible ring cairn 970 metres west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington

Summary

A badly disturbed and flattened cairn, sited on the northern crest of Haytor Down. The remains comprise a low, spread, flat topped, approximately circular earth mound with a maximum diameter of 17m. There are two likely orthostats near the circumference which may be in-situ components of a kerb. A 3m diameter pit on the E side is evidence of modern disturbance. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 765 781
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age parallel reave system with three main east-west boundary works, an enclosure hut circles and cairns, a medieval enclosure, a pillow mound, an area of post-medieval tin pits and a post-medieval field system on Haytor Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset (Historical): NI Site
  • National Monuments Record: SX 77 NE 94
  • Pastscape: 1233522

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 28-9 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Fragmentary remains of a structure, bisected by the track in the area, consisting of a semi-circular bank, much pitted. A slab stands earth-fast on the line of the bank, with another loose and a third lying flat. Butler states this was likely originally a circular bank with a flat interior and a diameter of about 10.0m No ditch is now visible. Other details: Map 2, 6.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 6, figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

(30/03/1999) SX 7654 7815. A badly disturbed and flattened cairn, sited on the northern crest of Haytor Down. The remains comprise a low, spread, flat topped, approximately circular earth mound with a maximum diameter of 17m. There are two likely orthostats near the circumference which may be in-situ components of a kerb. A 3m diameter pit on the E side is evidence of modern disturbance.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Shown on survey as a circular earthwork to the east of Smallacombe Rocks. A small circular feature is shown inside the eastern boundary.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor, 17 (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 28-9.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital. 17.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 6, figure 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8106Related to: Cairn 884 metres west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8104Related to: Cairn on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8105Related to: Enclosure 910 metres west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV48849Related to: Ring cairn 800 metres west of Yarner Farm (Monument)
MDV127211Related to: Small pool on Haytor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2020 11:34AM