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HER Number:MDV3137
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Harford

Summary

Round cairn on butterdon hill. Vis=24/3/1950 (os) situated on slope, in poor condition. Diameter 14.5m. Height varies 1.7m - 0.1m. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn covered by modern circular enclosure of granite boulders (included in height). Diameter 16m, height 1.8m. Vis=-/4/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). South west slope of butterdon hill. The only cairn on this hill entirely in harford parish. Rock strewn ground. The cairn is crest sited from the south west. A pile of stones of average size cairn for dartmoor, clear of vegetation overgrowth. A great deal of modern disturbance has taken place on top of the pile so that the present height and shape are suspect. Diameter 14m - 16m, height west side 1.8m, east side c.1.0m. Altitude 358m. Vis=12/6/1984 (robinson) fmw visit. Vis=large cairn visible on 1976 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cairn on the upper south slope of butterdon hill. Consists of a mound of stones upon a stone, earth and turf base, possibly with a berm and ditch. Diameter 16m, height approx 1m (am).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 654 586
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/222
  • Old SAM County Ref: 301C
  • Old SAM Ref: 10536

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV166670.

Round cairn on butterdon hill. Vis=24/3/1950 (os) situated on slope, in poor condition. Diameter 14.5m. Height varies 1.7m - 0.1m. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn covered by modern circular enclosure of granite boulders (included in height). Diameter 16m, height 1.8m. Vis=-/4/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). South west slope of butterdon hill. The only cairn on this hill entirely in harford parish. Rock strewn ground. The cairn is crest sited from the south west. A pile of stones of average size cairn for dartmoor, clear of vegetation overgrowth. A great deal of modern disturbance has taken place on top of the pile so that the present height and shape are suspect. Diameter 14m - 16m, height west side 1.8m, east side c.1.0m. Altitude 358m. Vis=12/6/1984 (robinson) fmw visit. Vis=large cairn visible on 1976 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cairn on the upper south slope of butterdon hill. Consists of a mound of stones upon a stone, earth and turf base, possibly with a berm and ditch. Diameter 16m, height approx 1m (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166671.

Osa=sx65ne28.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166672.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166673.

Des=parish checklist/harford.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV166674.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166670Report - Survey: AM.
SDV166671Migrated Record:
SDV166672Migrated Record:
SDV166673Migrated Record:
SDV166674Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:48PM