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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Narrator Brookhead Cairn Alternative Name: Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn; Grinsell Walkhampton 32
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor
Map Ref: SX5919569446
Latitude: 50.507832N  Longitude: 3.98708W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : This is a big old cairn about 20 metres in diameter, and up to 2 metres high. (Vote or comment on this photo)
This is a big old cairn which lies in line with the Down Tor stone row, about 150 metres distant from its eastern end. The cairn is about 20 metres in diameter, and up to 2 metres high. It is mostly a pile of clear granite stones, but in places it looks like there may be some structure to parts of it.

Fairly inconspicuous relative to the large cairn, are two much smaller cairns at its base on the southwest side, both only a couple of metres diameter, but both showing signs of side set slabs. These reminded me of the Giants Basin, with its smaller cairns around it.

There are other less conspicuous cairns around here.

Update November 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn and the Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle, which tells us this large cairn which can be found on the north-western side of Down Tor (Hingston Hill) stone row has been claimed to contain a cist; it is a large round cairn located on the flat saddle of Hingston Hill, measuring 17m in diameter.

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 438589, as MDV3375 (Cairn 170 metres north-east of Down Tor Stone Row) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1009092 (Round cairn east of Down Tor, 770m north east of Combshead Tor).
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Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by postman : The large cairn at the end of the stone row (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : This is a big old cairn about 20 metres in diameter, and up to 2 metres high. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : Fairly inconspicuous relative to the large cairn, are two much smaller cairns at its base on the southwest side, both only a couple of metres diameter (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : This is a big old cairn which is mostly a pile of granite stones, but in places it looks like there may be some structure to parts of it. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : There are two much smaller cairns at its base on the southwest side, both only a couple of metres diameter, but both showing signs of side set slabs.

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TheCaptain

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : This is a big old cairn about 20 metres in diameter, and up to 2 metres high.

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TimPrevett : Enormous cairn / enclosure at E end of the row, 03/06/09.

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by SandyG : Hingston Hill stone row in the background and cairn in the foreground. View from east.

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by SandyG : The Hingston Hill row is aligned upon this cairn. Despite being 180m from the eastern end of the row it seems very likely that the row and the cairn probably at one time were seen as forming part of the same experience. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by Bladup : Narrator Brookhead Cairn

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by jeffrep : Narrator Brookhead Cairn, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England.

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TimPrevett : Enormous cairn / enclosure at the E end of the row, 03/06/09

Narrator Brookhead Cairn
Narrator Brookhead Cairn submitted by TimPrevett : Enormous cairn / enclosure at E end of the row, 03/06/09.

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 85m WNW 285° Narrator Brookhead Enclosure* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5911369471)
 183m WSW 251° Down Tor stone row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX59026939)
 543m WSW 250° Down Tor circle* Stone Circle (SX58686927)
 570m WSW 255° Down Tor cairn* Cairn (SX58646931)
 804m W 277° Down Tor North East (Eastern)* Cairn (SX5839769562)
 814m W 277° Down Tor North East (Northern)* Cairn (SX5838869568)
 815m W 277° Down Tor North East (Western)* Cairn (SX5838669565)
 910m WSW 239° Down Tor Circular Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5840069000)
 1.0km SW 223° Cuckoo Rock (Dartmoor)* Rock Art (SX5846668715)
 1.2km SE 137° Eylesbarrow* Barrow Cemetery (SX59976858)
 1.2km W 261° Down Tor Cist* Cist (SX58046929)
 1.2km NW 318° Crazy Well Cross* Ancient Cross (SX58387039)
 1.3km ENE 67° Siward's Cross* Ancient Cross (SX60456995)
 1.7km SW 224° Outholme Newtake* Cist (SX57996827)
 1.7km SSW 196° Leeden (Sheepstor)* Cairn (SX5869267838)
 1.9km NE 55° Whiteworks Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX60767047)
 2.0km S 178° Drizzlecombe cist 21* Cist (SX5922867476)
 2.1km S 174° Standing Stone Near Cairn at Head of Drizzlecombe Row 4* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5937067374)
 2.1km S 174° Cairn At Head of Drizzlecombe Row 4* Cairn (SX5937467361)
 2.1km S 174° Drizzlecombe W row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5937067360)
 2.1km S 172° Drizzlecombe Cairn 23* Cairn (SX5942367331)
 2.1km NW 322° Raddick Hill Cist* Cist (SX57937116)
 2.2km S 176° Drizzlecombe Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX59306723)
 2.2km SW 218° Yellowmead ring cairn* Ring Cairn (SX57776774)
 2.2km S 180° Drizzlecombe cairn 13* Cist (SX5915167208)
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