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HER Number:MDV52493
Name:Two cairns forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

The northern mound measures 4.3m in diameter and stands 1m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope. The southern mound measures 3.2m in diameter and stands up to 0.5m high. Many of the mounds within the cairnfield are crest sited and are therefore clearly visible from long distances to the east and west. This situation strongly suggests that many of the cairns probably contain burials, although the size and shape of some mounds suggests that some may also be associated with stone clearance connected with cultivation of the area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 909
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 24173(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=9/2/1994 (gerrard) two cairns at above ngr + sx56829095, form part of a cairnfield of at least 64 mounds. Both are sub-circular. The n mound measures 4.3m in diam, stands 1m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope. The s mound measures 3.2m in diam and stands up to 0.5m high. Many of the mounds within the cairnfield are crest sited, strongly suggests that many of the cairns probably contain burials, although the size and shape of some mounds suggests that some may also be associated with stone clearance (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229753.

Des=mpp/133374.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument includes two cairns, aligned NNW-SSE, situated on the ridge south of Longstone Hill, forming part of a cairnfield, including at least 64 mounds, overlooking the valleys of the Redaven Brook and West Okement River. Other cairns lie in the immediate vicinity and these are covered by separate schedulings. Both mounds are sub-circular in shape. The northern mound measures 4.3m in diameter and stands 1m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope. The southern mound measures 3.2m in diameter and stands up to 0.5m high. Many of the mounds within the cairnfield are crest sited and are therefore clearly visible from long distances to the east and west. This situation strongly suggests that many of the cairns probably contain burials, although the size and shape of some mounds suggests that some may also be associated with stone clearance connected with cultivation of the area.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5577Part of: Cairn cemetery on Longstone Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 8 2015 4:10PM