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Submitted by rogerkread on Thursday, 05 July 2012  Page Views: 3854

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Butterdon Hill Long Cairn Alternative Name: Butterdon Long Cairn; Grinsell Ugborough 2
Country: England County: Devon Type: Long Barrow
Nearest Town: Ivybridge  Nearest Village: Bittaford
Map Ref: SX6601258591
Latitude: 50.411866N  Longitude: 3.887111W
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
2 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 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.
2 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
5

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Catrinm visited on 14th Apr 2024 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 3 Easy to find...again unusual to find a long barrow on Dartmoor?

Butterdon Hill Long Cairn
Butterdon Hill Long Cairn submitted by rogerkread : Sorry about the poor quality of this photo. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Distinct from the Butterdon Hill Cairns site - this long barrow is on the SE flank of Butterdon Hill, just north of the Cuckoo Ball burial chamber. It is marked on the OS map of Dartmoor, and although it is now little more than a low mound it is not too difficult to find. Walking uphill from Cuckoo Ball chamber it is just beside (to the N of) the third rough track encountered. There are some stones visible but little coherent structure.

"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."

This chambered cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) - see their entry for the Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb.

It is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 441109, scheduled as Historic England List ID 1012247 (Long cairn east of Butterdon Hill), and included on the Devon & Dartmoor HER as MDV2886 (Long cairn east of Butterdon Hill, Ugborough).
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Butterdon Hill Long Cairn
Butterdon Hill Long Cairn submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Hill chambered Longcairn, Looking over the overgrown [in summer] mound, You can just see part of a chamber in the foreground. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Butterdon Hill Long Cairn
Butterdon Hill Long Cairn submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Hill chambered Longcairn, Looking over the overgrown [in summer] mound, You can see a kerbstone of this very ruined chamber in this photo. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Butterdon Hill Long Cairn
Butterdon Hill Long Cairn submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Hill chambered Longcairn, Looking over the overgrown [in summer] mound, You can just see part of a chamber in the very near foreground. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Re: Butterdon Hill Long Cairn by Zooks777 on Saturday, 21 August 2021
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