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HER Number:MDV52499
Name:Cairn forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

The mound is sub-circular in shape, measures 4.2m in diameter and stands up to 0.3m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation or robbing. 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 567 910
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/17
  • Old SAM Ref: 24179(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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) sub-circular, 4.2m in diam and up to 0.3m high. A central hollow, 1m square by 0.2m deep, suggests partial early excavation or robbing (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229742.

Des=mpp/133380.


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

This monument includes a cairn situated on the summit 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. The mound is sub-circular in shape, measures 4.2m in diameter and stands up to 0.3m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation or robbing. 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 4:28PM