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HER Number:MDV52487
Name:Cairn forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

Cairn is sub-circular in shape, 4.5 metres in diameter standing up to 0.9 metres high on the downslope side and 0.3 metres high on the upslope. Many of the cairns within the group are crest sited, strongly suggesting that many probably contain burials, although the size and shape of some mounds suggests that some may also be associated with stone clearance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 906
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 24167(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.

Vis=9/2/1994 (gerrard) cairn forming part of a cairnfield, os at least 64 mounds. Sub-circular in shape, 4.5m in diam and stands up to 0.9m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope. Many of the cairns within the group are crest sited, strongly suggesting that many probably contain burials, although the size and shape of some mounds suggests that some may also be associated with stone clearance (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV233201.

Des=mpp/133368.


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

This monument includes a cairn 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. The mound is sub-circular in shape, measures 4.5m in diameter and stands up to 0.9m 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

SDV233201Migrated 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. [Mapped feature: #94307 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5577Part of: Cairn cemetery on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52486Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52506Related to: Cairn forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52484Related to: Four cairns 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 2:42PM