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

Summary

Possible Prehistoric ring cairn east of Smallacombe Rocks on Haytor Down, near to another cairn and other features in the area. 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

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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 10.0 meters. No ditch is now visible. Other details: Map 2, 6.


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

One of three cairns forming a linear group in the centre of the ridge to the east of Smallacombe Rocks. A large 17 metre diameter flat turfed mound with two orthostats on the circumference.


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 (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.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Map object based on this Source.


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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. 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 meters west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8104Related to: Cairn on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8105Related to: Enclosure 910 meters west of Yarner Farm, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV48849Related to: Ring cairn 800 meters west of Yarner Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2016 1:30PM