Pig Hill

Lanacombe 5

Copyright: Martyn Copcutt. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Location

England Devon Exmoor SS 75679 44460
Lat 51.1857546    Long -3.78027906

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Plan of Pig Hill stone setting. The stones shown red have been moved from their original locations and placed beside upright slabs. From an original survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard, Janet Daynes and Gordon Fisher.

Characteristics

Type: Stone setting Length: 42m
No. of stones: 18 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 90° Altitude: 388m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairn
Notes: This is a stone setting rather than a multiple stone row. Only 16 stones identified at the time of the field survey (22.01.2017).

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Stone setting rather than than multiple row because the individual stones are aligned in a variety of directions and the distance between the rows is greater than normal for multiple rows.


Individual Stone Details

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Plan of the Pig Hill stone setting showing the position of the individual numbered stones.

Stone 1

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Standing stone situtaed within a 0.3m deep hollow. The stone measures 0.62m long by 0.10m wide and 0.42m high.

Stone 2

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Recumbent stone to the left of stone 1 measures 0.30m long by 0.18m wide.

Stone 3

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Standing stone measuring 0.27m long by 0.06m wide and 0.10m high.

Stone 4

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Standing stone measuring 0.30m long by 0.15m wide and 0.33m high.

Stone 5

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Standing stone measuring 0.36m long by 0.05m wide and 0.33m high. Stone 4 and 7 in the background.

Stone 6

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Standing stone measuring 0.19m long by 0.13m wide and 0.21m high. Stones 4 and 5 in background.

Stone 7

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Standing stone measuring 0.21m long by 0.13m wide and 0.44m high.

Stone 8

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Standing stone measuring 0.37m long by 0.10m wide and 0.16m high.

Stones 9 and 10

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Standing stone 9 measures 0.53m long by 0.12m wide and 0.37m high. 

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Recumbent stone 10 (on the right) measures 0.77m long by 0.20m wide and 0.10m high.

Stone 11

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Largely buried stone measuring 0.29m long by 0.09m wide and 0.04m high. Stones 9 and 10 in the background.

Stone 12

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Standing stone measuring 0.15m long by 0.12m wide and 0.53m high. This stone which is broken into two parts was “reassembled” for this photograph. After the photograph was taken the upper part was returned.

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Photograph showing the two fragments as they survive.

Stones 13 and 14

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Stone 13 (nearest the ranging rod) which is recumbent and has probably been placed beside stone 14 for safe keeping measures 1.07m long by 26m wide and 0.08m high.  Stone 14 stands 0.45m high and measures 0.20m long by 0.15m wide.

Stone 15

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Stone 15 is recumbent and is situated within a shallow hollow measuring up to 0.3m deep. The stone is partly buried and measures 0.27m long by 0.13m wide and up to 0.01m high.

Stone 16

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This stone is leaning severely and measures 0.27m square and 0.17m high.

Other Photographs

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Looking west across the setting.

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The western part of the setting. View from east (Scale 1m).

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View from the west (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SS 76006 44289. Take care when crossing the road.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 216.

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