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Monument Number 438396

Hob Uid: 438396
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Sparkwell
Grid Ref : SX5724059510
Summary : A disturbed round barrow situated at the head of an extensive area of tinworking. It measures between 14m and 15m in diameter and approximately 1.4m high with a 5m diameter, 1.2m deep central pit. A prnounced mound of spoil from this pit lies on the NE side of the gorse-covered mound.The SW edge of the barrow is becoming badly eroded by livestock and by a path used by horse riders.
More information : (SX 57245951) Tumulus (NR) (1)

Round barrow or cairn 14.5 metres in diameter and 1.7 metres high with a large hollow in or near the centre. (2)

Similar information but grid reference and dimensions vary from above. (3)

A disturbed round barrow situated at the head of an extensive area of tinworking. It measures between 14m and 15m in diameter and approximately 1.4m high with a 5m diameter, 1.2m deep central pit. A prnounced mound of spoil from this pit lies on the NE side of the gorse-covered mound.
The SW edge of the barrow is becoming badly eroded by livestock and by a path used by horse riders. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1968
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Devon AS 36 1978 170 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Committee for Rescue Arch Aug 1979 6 (C Edward)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 01-Aug-2001 EH Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 761
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 55 NE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, EH: CROWNHILL DOWN AND RIDDING DOWN SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-01-01
End Date : 2002-12-31