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HER Number:MDV52500
Name:Four cairns forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

Three of the mounds are sub-circular in shape and these measure between 3m and 6m in diameter and stand between 0.3m and 0.8m high. The remaining mound is ovoid in shape, measures 5.8m long by 4m wide, is aligned WSW to ENE and stands up to 0.8m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope. 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 565 910
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/18
  • Old SAM Ref: 24181(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

1. Sx56589108 3m in diam and up to 0.8m high on the downslope side and 0.2m high on the upslope.2. Sx56589106 5m in diam and up to 0.8m high on the downslope side and 0.2m high on the upslope.3. Sx56609107 6m in diam and up to 0.3m high. The remaining mound is ovoid, 5.8m by 4m, is aligned wsw-ene and stands up to 0.8m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274326.

Des=mpp/133382.


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

This monument includes four cairns situated on the west facing slope 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. Three of the mounds are sub-circular in shape and these measure between 3m and 6m in diameter and stand between 0.3m and 0.8m high. The remaining mound is ovoid in shape, measures 5.8m long by 4m wide, is aligned WSW to ENE and stands up to 0.8m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope. 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