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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Holne Ridge 7
Country: England County: Devon Type: Barrow Cemetery
Nearest Town: Buckfastleigh  Nearest Village: Dartmeet
Map Ref: SX66927105
Latitude: 50.524057N  Longitude: 3.878773W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Holne Ridge 7
Holne Ridge 7 submitted by TheCaptain : Holne Ridge cairn 7, looking north. An excavation trench has been cut from the southern side, and the centre of the cairn is obviously structured with a hollow inside. The excavation was carried out in 1905, so its amazing it survives so well to this day. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Several cairns of various types and sizes are to be found on the slopes of Holne Ridge, near to Horn's Cross above the O Brook valley south of Dartmeet. Eleven cairns are recorded in Butler Vol 4, but I shall describe here only those which I have seen. I have given the position for cairn 7, which is easy to find being nearest to Horn's Cross, and approximately in the middle of the group.

Holne Ridge cairn 7 at SX 6692 7105: Just 60 metres west from Horn’s cross, this small cairn is prominent. About 6 metres diameter, and less than a metre high, it is however well formed. An excavation trench has been cut from the southern side, and the centre of the cairn is obviously structured with a hollow inside. The excavation was carried out in 1905, so its amazing it survives so well to this day.

Cairns 1 and 4 are downslope north of 5, cairn 3 is downslope west of 2, while cairns 8 to 11 are further up the ridge to the south.

For information about other cairns in the vicinity, see the 'nearby sites' list below.
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Holne Ridge 7
Holne Ridge 7 submitted by Bladup : The little Holne Ridge cairn 7. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Holne Ridge 7
Holne Ridge 7 submitted by TheCaptain : Holne Ridge cairn 7. An excavation trench has been cut from the southern side, and the centre of the cairn is obviously structured with a hollow inside. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Holne Ridge 7
Holne Ridge 7 submitted by TheCaptain : Holne Ridge cairn 7, looking south up the ridge. About 6 metres diameter, and less than a metre high, it is however well formed. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX6671 : Horn's Cross by Chris Andrews
by Chris Andrews
©2011(licence)
SX6671 : Horn's Cross by Graham Horn
by Graham Horn
©2008(licence)
SX6671 : Horns Cross by Anton Ciritis
by Anton Ciritis
©2009(licence)
SX6671 : Horn's Cross by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
©2009(licence)
SX6671 : Horn's Cross by Tony Atkin
by Tony Atkin
©2012(licence)

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 60m N 359° Holne Ridge 6* Cairn (SX66927111)
 63m ESE 107° Horn's Cross* Ancient Cross (SX66987103)
 155m NNE 13° Holne Ridge 5* Cairn (SX66967120)
 173m WNW 282° Holne Ridge 2* Cairn (SX6675171091)
 174m WNW 282° Holne Ridge NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX66757109)
 265m S 179° Holne Ridge 9* Cairn (SX6691970785)
 292m WNW 286° Holne Ridge North* Cist (SX6664171138)
 510m E 89° Holne Moor* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6743171042)
 771m NNE 12° Combestone Tor* Rock Outcrop (SX671718)
 1.1km NE 53° Aller Brook* Cist (SX67807168)
 1.3km ENE 63° Holne Moor North Ring Cairn (SX68097162)
 1.6km NW 304° Down Ridge Outlier* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX65577200)
 1.7km NW 304° Down Ridge* Stone Circle (SX6550872068)
 1.8km SSE 159° Mardle Embanked Cairn* Stone Circle (SX67516935)
 1.9km WSW 257° Skir Hill* Cairn (SX65097068)
 2.1km ESE 122° Holne Lee* Ring Cairn (SX68666992)
 2.2km SSW 204° Ryder's Hill* Cairn (SX65976906)
 2.5km NNE 15° Yar Tor Prehistoric Homestead* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX67627342)
 2.8km S 179° Snowdon Cairns (Dartmoor)* Barrow Cemetery (SX669682)
 2.9km W 260° Ter Hill Cross Ancient Cross (SX6403670623)
 2.9km NNE 31° Ouldsbroom Cross* Ancient Cross (SX6850173504)
 2.9km NE 36° Sherril Down Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX687734)
 3.0km NNW 338° Huccaby Rings Inner* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6585473819)
 3.0km NNE 17° Yar Tor Summit* Cairn (SX67867394)
 3.0km NNE 22° Money Pit Cairns* Cairn (SX68147384)
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