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Hameldown Beacon Cairn

Hameldown Beacon Cairn

Photo taken on 19-08-2017

Database entries

OS Map: SX 70830 78922
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV7435
Megalithic Portal: 16635
Alternate name: Hameldown Beacon
Short Name: CN HamelBeacon
Butler map: 20.13
Butler Vol 5: p.166 & Fig.106
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 17.0 x 1.4
Lidar: SX 70830 78922
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Widecombe in the Moor Car Park (2.3 km) [Route: 271]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Warren House Inn (3.9 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 70830 78922


A grass covered cairn which was alleged to have been used as a beacon in medieval period. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.13


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