MDE21880 - Undated clearance cairn on Butter Hill (Monument)


A large stone field clearance cairn between two converging tracks was noted during field investigation.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Large stone cairn c. 12 metres long by 8 metres wide situated close to the southeast end of the enclosed fields above Coddow Combe observed during the survey by the National Trust in 2004. The cairn on the northeast side of Butter Hill lies between two converging tracks and is likely to be associated with field clearance. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Berry, N.. 2004. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. NT SMR No 100521, Site distribution map 3, site 053.
  • <2> Report: Thackray, D. + Thackray, C.. 1986. Lynmouth: Foreland Point, Countisbury Hill and Watersmeet, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. Site 100252. 7. 11.



Grid reference SS 7509 5004 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS75SE

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 71680
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA149669

Record last edited

Apr 13 2016 10:37AM


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