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HER Number:MDV78136
Name:Cairn on Crane Hill


Probable prehistoric cairn on Crane Hill, Dartmoor Forest.


Grid Reference:SX 618 687
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a prehistoric cairn on Crane Hill, visible as a low mound around 14 metres in diameter

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. + Greeves, E., 2009, Site visit to prehistoric cairn on Crane Hill (Worksheet). SDV344864.

Probable prehistoric cairn on the south western flank of Crane Hill, visible as a discrete circular embanked mound, in area recently burnt of vegetation. External diameter is approximately 14-15 meters and height is 0.5 meters. In the centre is a shallow circular depression, approximately 4 meters in diameter and on the south western side the bank has a gap around 1 meter wide.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Circular feature visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344864Worksheet: Greeves, T. + Greeves, E.. 2009. Site visit to prehistoric cairn on Crane Hill. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #105050 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:22AM