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HER Number:MDV2897
Name:Cairn on Butterdon Hill

Summary

Cairn (diam 6.10m, heig 600mm) on the ne side of butterdon hill; on the top of the hill at the south end of butterdon stone row. Lies within a circle of fallen orthostats.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 588
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/13
  • Old SAM County Ref: 310

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

DNH:10/4/1996, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV150117.

Cairn (diam 6.10m, heig 600mm) on the ne side of butterdon hill; on the top of the hill at the south end of butterdon stone row. Lies within a circle of fallen orthostats (10.67m diam). Has become overgrown and several stones are scattered (ancient monuments, am7). Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ) cairn with hollow centre. Diam 9m, height 0.3m (pdas). Vis=it is not clear from the nmr 1976 ap that this cairn lies within a stone circle (rchm app 1985). Vis=butterdon hill. Stone circle surrounding cairn on ne side of top of hill. All the stones but one are fallen and now form an irregular outline of about twelve stones. Largest stone, on the w side, is 1.9m long and at least six are 1.5m long and more and of a tapered shape. One stone on the e side leans above the ground. The stone row, at the s end of which the circle is situated, does not point to the centre of the circle but passes some 0.9m to the w (worth, 1941, in osa)vis=encircled cairn. Ring of orthostats 11.1m diam around cairn 7m diam and 0.3m high. Aligned e of centre of single stone row (turner). Vis='stone circle' marked on os 6" (1906) map (os). Vis=smc granted for works concerning the infilling of various erosion hollows and the re-erection of fallen stone, with archaeological excavation of socket hollow prior to re-erection (dnh:10/4/1996).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150118.

Crossing, w. M. /guide to dartmoor/(1965)395.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150119.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)205.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150120.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941)229/retaining circles associated with stone rows on dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150121.

Davidson, c. J. + seabrook, r. A. G. /pdas/31(1973)25/stone rings on se dartmoor/plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150122.

Falcon, t. A. /tda/37(1905)460/dartmoor: a note on graves.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150123.

Osa=sx65ne17(concerns older references).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150124.

Tda/(1946)287.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150125.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)140/harford 16.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV150126.

Aph=nmr sx6558/2/240-244(22/4/1976).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150127.

Osa=sx65ne117(covers grinsell etc).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150128.

Turner, j. R/pdas/48(1990)54, 78/f8.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150129.

Des=os 6" (1906) 119se.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150130.

Dnh/smc letter(10/4/1996)/in smr.

Sources / Further Reading

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Associated Monuments

MDV2988Related to: Butterdon Hill stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 15 2016 11:29AM