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HER Number:MDV52492
Name:Three cairns forming the westernmost part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

Three cairns forming part of a cairnfield of at least 64 mounds. Two of the mounds are sub-circular. The north and south cairns measure 2.5 metres in diameter. The third cairn is ovoid in shape, is aligned east-west and measures 4.0 metres by 2.0 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 907
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/10
  • Old SAM Ref: 24172(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) three cairns at above ngr, sx56539073 + sx56519074, form part of a cairnfield of at least 64 mounds. Two of the mounds are sub-circular. The n cairn measures 2.5m in diam and stands up to 0.5m high on the downslope side and 0.1m high on the upslope. The s cairn measures 2.5m in diam and 0.3m high. The third cairn is ovoid in shape, is aligned ew, measures 4m by 2m and stands up to 0.5m high. Many of the mounds within the cairnfield are crest sited, 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 (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229785.

Des=mpp/133373.


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

This monument includes three cairns situated on a steep west facing slope of the ridge leading south from Longstone Hill which form 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. The northern cairn measures 2.5m in diameter and stands up to 0.5m high on the downslope side and 0.1m high on the upslope. The southern cairn measures 2.5m in diameter and 0.3m high. The third cairn is ovoid in shape, is aligned east to west, measures 4m long by 2m wide and stands up to 0.5m 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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229785Migrated 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)
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)
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 2:41PM