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HER Number:MDV4395
Name:Cairn on Long Ridge


One of a cemetery group on Long Ridge. Cairn, with slight hollow centre. Diameter 5.0 metres, height 0.4 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 643 861
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/29
  • Old SAM Ref: 28664.03

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=9/4/1997 (gerrard) round cairn forming part of cemetery on long ridge (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=30/7/1976 (grinsell) cairn, with slight hollow centre. Diameter 5m, height 0.4m (grinsell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239036.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239039.

Not visible on raf 1947 ap (rchm app 1985).

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV239040.

Vis=14/8/1991 (rchme) centred sx64408611. Two well-preserved cairns and a further probable cairn lie in an area of low heather and long tufty grass on the gentle n-facing slope of langridge.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239044.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239045.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)139.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239046.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(14/8/1991)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239047.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239048.

Des=gerrard, s. /(9/4/1998)/as above.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=18/8/1950 (os) a heather covered tumulus in good condition. Diameter 5.5m, 0.6m high.

National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

Sx64408612. The n cairn, probably that described by os and grinsell, measures 4.5m in diam and stands a maximum of 0.55m high. It possesses steep sides with some protruding stone and a very slightly hollowed centre. There are no obvious signs of disturbance (probert).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV239036Migrated Record:
SDV239039Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV239040Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV239044Migrated Record:
SDV239045Migrated Record:
SDV239046Migrated Record:
SDV239047Migrated Record:
SDV239048Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV54481Related to: BARROW in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58684Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV4394Related to: Cist in cairn cemetery on Long Ridge (Monument)
MDV54480Related to: Round cairn forming part of cemetery on Long Ridge (Monument)
MDV58683Related to: Round cairn on Long Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 27 2020 4:00PM