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Monument Number 438516

Hob Uid: 438516
Location :
West Devon
Grid Ref : SX5632069510
Summary : A flat-topped round cairn containing a cist situated on a south-facing slope below Leather Tor. The cairn mound measures 5.5 metres in diameter, stands up to 0.7 metres high and its southern edge is defined by a kerb of large stones set on edge. This kerb probably survives as a buried feature on the northern side of the mound. The centre of the mound has been partially excavated to reveal a cist. The interior of this cist measures 1 metre long by 0.7 metres wide and 0.4 metres deep. The southern end stone is missing and the capstone which measures 1 metre by 0.6 metres wide has been displaced and now lies a short distance to the south west of the cist.
More information : (SX 56326951) Cairn and Cist (NR). (1)

A cist, consisting of two side stones and an end stone, contained
within a barrow surrounded by a 16ft 6 ins diameter Kerb circle. (2)

On the bracken-covered lower southern slope of Leather Tor at
280m. OD is a cairn and cist. The cairn circle with some
displaced retaining stones, measures 5.6m. in diameter and the
cairn material is 0.5m. in height.

The cist is as planned by Worth (2), with the coverstone lying
1.5m. south-west of the cist, adjacent to the displaced end

Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 78
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Vol(s) : 67, 1935
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 03-SEP-80
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 07-Jun-00
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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 Cairn, Cist
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 837
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22396
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 8
Start Date : 1980-09-03
End Date : 1980-09-03