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HER Number:MDV5574
Name:Two cairns forming part of a cairnfield on Longstone Hill

Summary

Both mounds are sub-circular in shape. The western mound measures 6m in diameter and stands up to 1.1m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope, whilst the eastern mound measures 5m in diameter, 0.3m high on the downslope and 0.2m 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.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 911
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/36
  • Old SAM Ref: 24183

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) two cairns at sx56619113 + sx56599114. Both are sub-circular. The w mound is 6m in diam and up to 1.1m on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope, whilst the e mound is 5m in diam, 0.3m high on the downslope and 0.2m high on the upslope (mpp).


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=5/4/1978 (greeves).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260237.

At least two prehistoric cairns on slope of hill north west of the highest point of longstone hill.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260240.

Des=mpp/133384.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260241.

Des=worksheet in the parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260242.

Nmr=sx59se63.


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

This monument includes two cairns, aligned north west-south east, situated on a west 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. Both mounds are sub-circular in shape. The western mound measures 6m in diameter and stands up to 1.1m high on the downslope side and 0.3m high on the upslope, whilst the eastern mound measures 5m in diameter, 0.3m high on the downslope and 0.2m 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

SDV260237Migrated Record:
SDV260240Migrated Record:
SDV260241Migrated Record:
SDV260242Migrated 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.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV5577Part of: Cairn cemetery on Longstone Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:May 8 2015 4:28PM