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HER Number:MDV52502
Name:Two cairns forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

Two sub-circular cairns. The northern mound measures 6.5 metres in diameter and stands up to 1 metres on the downslope side and 0.4 metres high on the upslope. The southern mound measures 2.5 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 911
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/21
  • Old SAM Ref: 24184(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 + sx56649121. Both are sub-circular. The n mound measures 6.5m in diam and stands up to 1m on the downslope side and 0.4m high on the upslope. A ditch from which material was quarried during the construction, surrounds the cairn and survives as a 1.5m wide and 0.2m wide hollow on the s and e sides and as a buried feature elsewhere. The s mound measures 2.5m in diam and 0.2m high (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274328.

Des=mpp/133385.


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

This monument includes two cairns, aligned NNW-SSE, situated on a 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. Both mounds are sub-circular in shape. The northern mound measures 6.5m in diameter and stands up to 1m on the downslope side and 0.4m high on the upslope. A ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the mound surrounds the cairn and survives as a 1.5m wide and 0.2m deep hollow on the southern and eastern sides and as a buried feature elsewhere. The southern mound measures 2.5m in diameter and 0.2m 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. The northern cairn within this monument is likely to be of funerary origin because of the associated quarry ditch, a feature not known to be associated with clearance cairns.

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 11 2015 9:59AM