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Monument Number 438610

Hob Uid: 438610
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5767067130
Summary : A cairn with cist on the N facing slope of Gutter Tor. The cairn measures 4.8m in diameter and stands a maximum of 0.4m high.The end-stones and side-stones of the cist are in situ but the coverstone is missing.
More information : (SX 57676713) Cist (NR). (1)

A well formed cist. "Both sides and ends are in place ......
The present internal dimensions are 17 1/2 ins wide by 20 1/2 ins
long. The probable original length was 33 ins ......... There is
a ruined retaining circle of approximately 11 ft internal
diameter". (2)

A cairn with cist and a double circle of stones situated on the
north-facing slope of Gutter Tor at about 305m OD. The end-stones
and side-stones of the cist are in situ but the coverstone is
missing.

Around the cist and extending to the perimeter of the cairn is a
probable double circle of stones; the inner circle of
approximately 2.5m diameter, the outer of 3.8m diameter. Most of
the stones are flush with the ground, none are more than 0.1m
above it. The height of the cairn is 0.4m and its diameter 4.8m.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (3)

This feature remains as described by Authority 3 and is in a stable condition. (4)

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 M Worth)
Page(s) : 63-4
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Vol(s) : 72, 1940
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 24-MAY-77
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 16-FEB-2005 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 : Cairn, Cairnfield, 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 575
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10581
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 39
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 38
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-05-24
End Date : 1977-05-24
Associated Activities : RINGMOOR DOWN CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-02-01
End Date : 2005-05-01