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Monument Number 438686

Hob Uid: 438686
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5783065780
Summary : Two medieval or later clearance cairns, probably related to the medieval or later reuse of the large prehistoric settlement immediately to the south. The surface stone within the early enclosures was removed in this later period and the hut circles and boundary banks used as repositories for the clearance debris.
More information : (SX 57846580) Cairn (NR). (1-2)

SX 57836578 A small cone shaped, pile of stones, diameter 4.5m, height 1.3m, situated on a false crest, overlooking the River Plym, at 290m OD. It overlies an enclosure wall (SX 56 NE 71 (b)) and a hut circle within that enclosure and there is littLe doubt it is modern. Deleted from MSD. (3)

This is one of two such cairns, the other at SX 57836581, that probably relate to the medieval or later reuse of the large prehistoric settlement immediately to the S. The surface stone within the early enclosures was removed in this later period and the hut circles and boundary banks used as repositories for the clearance debris.
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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : (RAF CPE/UK/2494 3131-2 March 48)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 20-JUN-77
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 04-APR-2002 EH Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Clearance Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Clearance Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 65
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 64
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-20
End Date : 1977-06-20
Associated Activities : Primary, PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20