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Butterdon Hill Cairn

Butterdon Hill Cairn

Photo taken on 30-03-2019

Database entries

OS Map: SX 65601 58766
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV2895
Megalithic Portal: 10002
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill Summit 5
Short Name: CN Butterdon H
Butler map: 53.9.5
Butler Vol 5: p.160
Grinsell: HARFORD 17
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 30.0 x 4.0
Lidar: SX 65601 58766
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (3.3 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 65601 58766


"The northernmost of several cairns near the summit of Butterdon Hill lies approximately 200 feet south-south-east (sic) from the retaining circle at the end of the stone row (SX 65 NE 17). There are clear remains of a marginal wall on the eastern circumference of this cairn; whether it is an original feature is not known but there is no apparent reason why it should have been added later. A large cairn, 27 metres in diameter, 3.3 metres high. The barrow has an apparent berm, but this may not have been an original characteristic."


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