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HER Number:MDV54501
Name:Cairn on Long Ridge, Gidleigh


The remains of a turf-covered Bronze Age cairn which forms part of a cairn cemetery situated on Long Ridge, locally known as Langridge, overlooking the valley of the River North Teign. The cairns mound is circular in shape, measuring 5.5 metres in diameter by 0.6 metres high. It has a virtually flat top with a slight hollow south west of the centre.


Grid Reference:SX 643 863
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NW64
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 903294
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/140

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV278050.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(14/08/1991) SX 64318630. A turf-covered cairn on the gentle W-facing slope of Langridge overlooking the North Teign River. It measures 5.5m in diameter with a maximum height of 0.6m. The steeply sloping sides give way to a virtually flat top with a slight hollow SW of centre. There are no obvious signs of robbing or excavation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV278050Migrated Record:
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. S. Probert.

Associated Monuments

MDV4394Related to: Cist in cairn cemetery on Long Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Jun 11 2023 3:04PM