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HER Number:MDV52496
Name:Three cairns forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

Two of the mounds are sub-circular in shape, and these measure 3.2m in diameter by 0.6m high and 3.8m in diameter by 0.4m high. The remaining mound is oval in shape, is aligned NNW to SSE, measures 4m long by 2.3m wide and stands up to 0.3m 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.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 912
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/14
  • Old SAM Ref: 24176(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, sx56769128 + sx56759128. Two of the mounds are sub-circular in shape. One measures 3.2m in diam by 0.6m high; one measures 3.8m in diam by 0.4m high. The other is oval in shape, aligned nnw- sse, 4m by 2.3m by up to 0.3m high (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229776.

Des=mpp/133377.


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

This monument includes three cairns situated on the north facing slope 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 3.2m in diameter by 0.6m high and 3.8m in diameter by 0.4m high. The remaining mound is oval in shape, is aligned NNW to SSE, measures 4m long by 2.3m wide and stands up to 0.3m 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

SDV229776Migrated 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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:May 11 2015 9:59AM