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Monument Number 438677

Hob Uid: 438677
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5659065760
Summary : A cairn measuring 5.0 m in diameter with a central cist oriented NW to SE. It is 1.3 m long and 0.5 m wide and 0.5 m deep with a displaced coverstone measuring 1.4 m by 1.3 m and 0.3 m thick.
More information : (SX 56596576) Cist (NR). (1)

A cist, with its coverstone pushed to one side, within the
remains a 14 ft diameter cairn circle. There is also the
"slightest trace" of a barrow. (2)

Excavations in 1911 by H H Breton revealed no further information. (3)

A cairn approximately 5.0 m in diameter with a dozen earthfast
stones none more than 0.3 m high forming a crude circle around
the perimeter. Near the centre is a cist oriented northwest
to southeast. It is 1.3 m long and 0.5 m wide and 0.5 m deep
with a displaced coverstone measuring 1.4 m by 1.3 m and 0.3 m
thick. (4)

The cairn has been much ruined and spread almost to ground level.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD and 1:100.

SX 56596576. This feature remains in a stable condition and as described by Authority 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 : illust (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 62-3
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Vol(s) : 42, 1910
Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 83
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Vol(s) : 44, 1912
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 04-APR-79
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 09-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, 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 383
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10593
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 62
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 61
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-04-04
End Date : 1979-04-04
Associated Activities : RINGMOOR DOWN CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-02-01
End Date : 2005-05-01