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Dartmoor Site: Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb

Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb

Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb

Photo taken on 21-03-2012

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66012 58573
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV2886
Megalithic Portal: 31698
PMD: Butterdon Long Cairn
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill chambered cairn
Short Name: NT Butterdon
Butler map: 53.15
Butler Vol 5: p.155
Grinsell: List A UGBOROUGH 2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 25.0 x 13.0 x 0.9
Lidar: SX 66012 58573
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (3.4 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 66012 58573


"The mound is situated on a slight south-east slope at 1050 ft O.D. It is 25 metres long, orientated north-south, is 16.0 metres wide and 0.9 metre high at the north end and 10.0 metres wide and 0.7 metre high at the south end. There are no visible side ditches. The construction is of earth and small stones but extensive pillaging and/or excavation has exposed a number of large upright and some displaced stones. The mound is certainly a long barrow."


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