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Monument Number 438689

Hob Uid: 438689
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5749065540
Summary : A cairn 3.5m in diameter and 0.6m high containing a cist 1.1m long, 0.6m wide and 0.2m deep. The coverstones lies to the S of the cist. Seven stones around the base of the mound may indicate a kerb.
More information : (SX 57466552) Cist (NR). (1)

A cist 400 yards due east of Legis Tor. One side and one end
stone are in position, the other side stone has fallen, the
other end stone and cover stone are missing. The original
internal measurements were about 2 feet 2 inches by 1 foot 7
inches. The remains of the barrow are still clear and there has
been a retaining circle of about 12 feet internal diameter. (2)

At SX 57476554 is a cairn with kerb and cist situated on an
east facing slope at 295m OD in a false crest position. The cairn
is 3.5m in diameter overall and 0.6m high. Seven irregular
shaped stones are visible as part of the kerb within the cairn.
The cist lies in an east-west direction along its main axis and
is 1.1m long, 0.6m wide and 0.2m deep and has one of its four
stones recumbent. No capstone is visible.

Surveyed 1:10 000 on PFD. (3)

Scheduled Monument National Number 22289. (4)

SX 57496554. This feature is generally as described by Authority 3 though the 'recumbent' cist stone appears to be the coverstone embedded in spoil on the southern edge of the cairn.
(5)

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 : Barrow Report (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 117
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Vol(s) : 64, 1932
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 20-JUN-77
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : Schedule amendment 29-May-2001
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 18-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 : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10590
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22289
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 66
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 65
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-20
End Date : 1977-06-20
Associated Activities : RINGMOOR DOWN CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-02-01
End Date : 2005-05-01