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HER Number:MDV61736
Name:LONG CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


An apparent long cairn on north-west flank of Conies Down.


Grid Reference:SX 576 795
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/166

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONG CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis12/3/2000 (greeves) an apparent long cairn on nw flank of conies down. Aligned down slope, c 20m x 9m x im high. Long axis is nw-se, aligned to nw on limsboro cairn. An ancient dry leat (sx57ne/45) passes along contour immediately above cairn. Vegetation cover is mossy, with some heather and grasses, and distinct from surrounding vegetation. On ne side of cairn is an apparent discrete round cairn , 6-7m in diameter and c 0.3m high, with similar vegetation cover. No stones are visible on the long cairn, but 3 lie in a shallow pit c 3m to the sw. This pit is 2.5m diam x 0.5m deep and probably of modern military origin. C 100m to w is a crescentric bank of unknown purpose (worksheet).

RADCLIFFE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162303.

Found in 2004 to be a sinuous grassy mound at sx57577950 (radcliffe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250480.

Des=worksheet (greeves, t. )/(2000).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250481.

Des=radcliffe,w. /(19/4/2004)/email in pf.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV162303Migrated Record: RADCLIFFE.
SDV250480Migrated Record:
SDV250481Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV29957Related to: Leat channel west of Conies Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2018 3:38PM