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Monument Number 1143706

Hob Uid: 1143706
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Peter Tavy
Grid Ref : SX5341083750
Summary : A small dispersed cairnfield containing ten cairns lies on the gently sloping south-east flank of White Hill just below the crest. The cairns, are all small with diameters in the range 1.9m to 5.9m and a maximum of 0.8m high. None of the cairns appear to have been excavated and none possess any features suggestive of the presence of cists or kerbs. One has suffered a small degree of damage probably as a result of the military activity in the area.
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Centred SX 53418375. A small dispersed cairnfield containing ten cairns lies on the gently sloping SE flank of White Hill just below the crest. The cairns, tabulated below, are all small with diameters in the range 1.9m to 5.9m and a maximum of 0.8m high. None of the cairns appear to have been excavated and none possess any features suggestive of the presesnce of cists or kerbs. One has suffered a small degree of damage probably as a result of military activity in the area.

NGR DIAMETER HEIGHT COMMENTS
OVERALL

SX5332983758 5.45m 0.7m
SX5334583745 5.9m 0.8m Amorphous hole south of centre
SX5335683737 4.5m 0.4m
SX5336483727 3.5m 0.2m
SX5337483736 4.3m 0.4m
SX5338383738 3.25m 0.5m
SX5339983739 1.9m 0.3m
SX5347183776 4.0m 0.5m
SX5349183743 3.2m 0.3m
SX5348883723 4.0m 0.4m

The origin and function of these features is unclear though, as on the NE flank of the hill (SX 58 SW 57), they would seem to represent initial land clearance, probably during the prehistoric period.
They contain sandstone and slate stones and are covered by heather moorland (1)

Depicted by Butler. (2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Probert SAJ 01-AUG-1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1991 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Vol\2 The North
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 7 of 14/CAD generated plan
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 7 of 14/overlay
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric, Roman
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Monument Type : Cairnfield, Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SW 92
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SW 183
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20351
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SW 84
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WILLSWORTHY TRAINING AREA, PETER TAVY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1998-04-01
End Date : 1998-10-01