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HER Number:MDV52484
Name:Four cairns forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

Two of the mounds are sub-circular in shape and these measure 2.5 metres and 3.6 metres in diameter. The remaining two are ovoid in shape, and these measure 5 metres long, 2.5 metres wide by 0.3 metres high and 6 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. Many of the mounds within the cairnfield are crest sited and are therefore clearly visible from long distances to the east and west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 906
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 24164(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

The individual cairns can be described as follows:1. Sx56789071 3.6m in diam and up to 0.7m high.2. Sx56819071 oval in shape, 6m by 3.5m, up to 0.7m high and is aligned nne-ssw. The ne part has seen limited damage and is now 0.1m high.3. Sx56799068 2.5m in diam and up to 0.4m high.4. Sx56789068 oval in shape, 5m by 2.5m, up to 0.3m high and aligned nnw-sse (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV233216.

Des=mpp/133365.


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

This monument includes four cairns situated on the ridge south 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. Two of the mounds are sub-circular in shape and these measure 2.5m and 3.6m in diameter and stand 0.4m and 0.7m high. The remaining two are ovoid in shape, and these measure 5m long, 2.5m wide by 0.3m high and 6m long, 3.5m wide and 0.7m high. The average height of all the mounds is 0.53m. 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

SDV233216Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV357602National 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)
MDV52486Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52487Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52506Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52491Related to: Group of cairns on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52507Related to: Round cairn 550 metres south-south-east of Longstone Hill summit (Monument)
MDV52492Related to: Three cairns forming the westernmost part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52485Related to: Two cairns forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:May 8 2015 2:37PM