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Monument Number 1356297

Hob Uid: 1356297
Location :
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5928706615
Summary : A Bronze Age round cairn cemetery on the northern slopes of Hen Tor.
More information : Three cairns depicted and described by Robertson. (1)

Six cairns depicted and described by Butler. (2)

Centred SX 59296616. A cluster of five prehistoric cairns on the gently sloping N flank of Shavercombe Tor.
SX 59236620. A flat-topped cairn measuring 6.1m N to S by 6.4m and 0.6m high.
SX 59276614. A disturbed grass-covered mound measuring 5.9m N to S by 5.8m and 0.6m high.
SX 59306614.Measuring 7.0m N to S by 6.4m and 0.7m high the top of this feature has been disturbed to expose its stony fabric.
SX 59346615. A disturbed cairn 8.5m N to S by 8.3m and 0.65m high. A shallow excavation lies in the top of the mound.
SX 59316611. A small disturbed cairn measuring 3.5m N to S by 3.8m and 0.3m high. The centre of this feature has been removed and deposited to the E.
None of the cairns display any evidence of cists or kerbs.

Several of these features have previously been recorded as hut circles (see SX 56 NE 97) or included with record SX 56 NE 98.

SX 59306614. A round cairn cemetery on the northern slopes of Hen Tor, lying amongst a cluster of stone hut circles. The cairns are circular or oval in shape and average 0.62 metres in height. Scheduled. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : The archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley
Source details : Robertson JG 1991 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE UPPER PLYM VALLEY Unpublished PhD Thesis Edinburgh University
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Source details : Butler J 1994 DARTMOOR ATLAS OF ANTIQUITIES Vol 3 - The South West
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 15-JAN-2002 EH Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 09-May-01
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Cairn, Cairn Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24230
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 298
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20