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Dartmoor Site: Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn

Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn

Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn

Photo taken on 30-03-2019

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65634 58816
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV2897
Megalithic Portal: 722
PMD: Butterdon Row
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill stone row
Short Name: EC Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8.1
Grinsell: HARFORD 16
Turner: F8
DPD page: 78
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Radcliffe
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.11.0 x 0.6
Lidar: SX 65634 58816
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (3.3 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 65634 58816


A low cairn within a retaining circle of stones is situated at SX65635881, at the south end of the Butterdon stone row (SX 65 NE 17), with which it is associated. The circle is 11 metres in diameter, and consists of twelve stones, all now recumbent, although when Worth wrote in 1941, one was erect and three were leaning. Some of the stones are unusually large. The cairn is 9 metres in diameter by 0.3 metre high, with a hollow in the centre. Radcliffe reports: Mike Brown says the row "terminates in a small kistvaen" at its southern end. Hemery says the cist "has been removed". Lethbridge p.78 Row 1 diagram p.77.


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