Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Hill S.2 Cairn

Assycombe Hill S.2 Cairn

OS Map: SX 66240 81180
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 68 SE 197
HER record: 61309
Alternate name: Assycombe Hill S.2
Short Name: CN:Assycombe5
Butler map: 26.4.2
Butler Vol 5: p.218 & Fig.152
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.5.0 x 0.5
Notes: NMR 916309 clearly refers to Butler's Assycombe Hill S.1 & S.2. The entry refers to Butler's coverage Vol 2 p. 26. It is clear from Butler that the NGR is SX 662 812. This is clear both from the listingat the end of Vol2 as well as from where they are marked on Butler's Map 26. The text states "The proximity of these two cairns on te summit of the ridge 400 m to the suth-west suggests these may have been the burial mounds of the community" i.e the Assycombe Hill South settlement. However, the NGR given in the NMR is SX 662802 which is 1 km to the south! This error has resulted in duplicate entries for the HER which has this pair of cairns at both locations. HER 54601 & 54602 are duplicates (with incorrect NGRs) of 61309 & 61310.
Nearby sites: SX66248118

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