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HER Number:MDV54686
Name:Cairn on Long Ridge


A round cairn situated on the crest of a steep slope within Langridge Newtake overlooking the valley of the River North Teign. The cairn survives as a 7 metre long by 6.2 metre wide mound standing up to 0.7 metres high. A small trench cutting through the centre of the mound may be the result of partial early excavation or robbing.


Grid Reference:SX 641 847
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SW103
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 621767
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/152
  • Old SAM Ref: 28666

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

(01/05/1990) SX 64208476. A cairn situated just W of the crest of Langridge is near the SW corner of Langridge Newtake. Measuring 7.0m N-S by 6.2m E-W it stands to a maximum 0.8m high. An amorphous central hollow about 1.0m in diameter reveals the stoney fabric of the mound.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144105 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(09/04/1997) (09/04/1997) Round cairn. 7m by 6.2m by 0.7m high. Central pit 6.3m by 1m by 0.1m deep, oriented E-W. A few stones visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144105.
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. [Mapped feature: #137416 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8652 - Langridge Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:May 10 2022 2:47PM