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Butterdon Hill Cairn

Butterdon Hill Cairn

Photo taken on 30-03-2019

OS Map: SX 65601 58766
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 65 NE 26
HER record: 2895
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: SX65605877
Notes: "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

Nearby sites: SX65605877

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