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HER Number:MDV8217
Name:Cairn on Horridge Common

Summary

A probable cairn, has been massively disturbed and robbed. Its appearance is of an amorphous spread of small granite boulders, with a slightly raised central area. Condition is declining and bracken covered.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 756 749
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/38
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960-1961, SX77SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV306669.

16/5/1960 A robbed cairn. Much of north west quadrant has been stripped to ground level.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

4/10/1975 Cairn with depressed central area caused by robbing, if not a ring cairn. Diameter 16 metres, height 1 metre.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1459, 110 (Aerial Photograph). SDV291903.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Large barrow visible on the aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152332, 1/4/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn (SX75627495) 1130 metres south-east of Rippon Tor summit lying within a coaxial field system on Horridge Common. Diameter 26 metres, height 0.8 metres. Eight irregular heaps of medium sized stones lie in places upon the mound, whose edge is the most clearly defined element of the site. The surface of the mound is pitted with irregular shaped hollows.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 47; fig 6.2 (Monograph). SDV299725.


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

Cairn on Horridge Common. A probable cairn, has been massively disturbed and robbed. Its appearance is of an amorphous spread of small granite boulders, with a slightly raised central area. Condition is declining and bracken covered. SX75640 74940

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 142.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152332, 1/4/1999.
SDV291903Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 110.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 47; fig 6.2.
SDV306669Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960-1961. SX77SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. figure 21. [Mapped feature: #108218 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2019 3:42PM