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Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn.

Chambered Cairn

<b>Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn.</b>Posted by LubinImage © Peter Castle
Nearest Town:Okehampton (9km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SX656885 / Sheet: 191
Latitude:50° 40' 48.02" N
Longitude:   3° 54' 9.2" W

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<b>Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn.</b>Posted by Lubin <b>Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn.</b>Posted by Lubin


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In 1975 there were two Chambered Cairns discovered on the east side of Buttern Hill. The uphill/west one is the best preserved and the stones of the chamber ,although not very big, are still in position. The other cairn is in poor condition and lies obout 500 metres to the east.
They are best seen in the winter/ spring as they are covered with bracken during the rest of the year. I had to clear it to get the photos. There is quite a good field system that lies between here and the Buttern Hill Circle, and the newtake which is to the west of the cairns stands on the original walls of part of it. If you go looking for the cairns they are situated near to the east side of this newtake whick is very visible as it stands alone on the east side of Buttern Hill.
Lubin Posted by Lubin
2nd October 2005ce