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Monument Number 1143708

Hob Uid: 1143708
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Peter Tavy
Grid Ref : SX5389082690
Summary : A disturbed cairn lies on the gently sloping south-west flank of Nattor Down some 75m downslope of the Reddaford Leat. The gorse covered mound measures 13.2m N to S by 13.1m and stands 0.9m high. There is no obvious cist or kerb though some hollowing occurs in the centre and on the south-west margin. Some small granite stones protrude through the turf covering this feature. There is a second definite cairn and two others have been noted in the vicinity.
More information : SX 53908269. A disturbed cairn lies on the gently sloping SW flank of Nattor Down some 75m downslope of the Reddaford Leat. The gorse covered mound measures 13.2m N to S by 13.1m and stands 0.9m high. There is no obvious cist or kerb though some hollowing occurs in the centre and on the SW margin. Some small stones protrude through the turf covering this feature. (1)

Depicted by Butler. (2)

This overgrown cairn, which lies in unenclosed moorland, is as described. (3)

The Willsworthy Survey by RCHME located 3 other cairns here. at SX53678254 is a 7.5m diameter mound standing 0.9m high, and much disturbed by robbing and excavation.

A third cairn was noted at SX53698275 and is 1.7m ong by 1.3m wide and 0.5m deep. The MPPA considers this to be an optical illusion.

The foutth cairn at SX53808285 was not located by the MPPA field investigation.

The cairns survive in an area sympathetic to management of the archaeological resource, and are recommended for scheduling. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Probert SAJ 13-JUL-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 Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M. J. 21-JAN-2001 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Source : English Heritage Alternative Action Report
Source details : MPPA, 03-Apr-2002
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 8 of 14/overlay
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 8 of 14/CAD generated plan
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric, Roman
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Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX58SW159
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SW 85
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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
Associated Activities : Primary, WILLSWORTHY 2000 EH FIELD SURVEY PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2000-12-01
End Date : 2001-03-06