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Hangingstone Hill Cairn

Database entries

OS Map: SX 61704 86136
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV4377
Megalithic Portal: 45858
Alternate name: Hangingstone Hill
Short Name: CN:Hanging
Butler map: 41.5
Grinsell: LYDFORD 6
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.18.0 x 1.8
Lidar: SX 61704 86136
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Wonson Telephone Box (6.6 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Warren House Inn (7.7 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 61704 86136


"A low, flat-topped cairn located on the summit of Hangingstone Hill. It measures 17.5m north to south by 15.0m at base and is maximum 1.4m high. It is apparently composed of medium sized granite slabs and boulders with a thin and patchy covering of turf. An ovoid hollow, 3.1m north to south by 2.0m and 0.3m deep, containing the stump of the flag pole (noted in the Devon SMR) lies slightly east of centre. A Range Wardens' hut encroaches on the southern side of the cairn. A considerable amount of peat has built up or has been deposited on the eastern side elongating the mound by some 10m in this direction." Partially excavated and repaired in 2016, see HER record. Butler Map 41.5 (Vol 2).


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