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Monument Number 438749

Hob Uid: 438749
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5968067310
Summary : A disturbed cairn which now has the appearance of a damaged ring cairn, lies on open moorland at SX59686731. It comprises a 9.5m diameter and up to 0.6m high ragged 3.0m wide ring of stones and small boulders. In the disturbed central area which is about 0.5m deep one slightly off-centre upright slab is visible : it is 0.2m high and 0.6m long and it could represent part of a robbed cist.
More information : (SX 59686731) Cairn (NR). (1)

A cairn situated on a south-facing slope below the crest of a
ridge. It consists largely of small stones, partly
heather-covered and has a diameter of 9.5 m and a height of
0.5 m; there is a depression of 0.6 m in the centre with a cavity
which could be the site of a ruined cist.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (2-3)

A disturbed cairn which now has the appearance of a damaged ring cairn, lies on open moorland at SX59686731. It comprises a 9.5m diameter and up to 0.6m high ragged 3.0m wide ring of stones and small boulders. In the disturbed central area which is about 0.5m deep one slightly off-centre upright slab is visible; it is 0.2m high and 0.6m long and it could be the remains of a robbed cist. (4)

Depicted and described by Robertson (5) and Butler (6).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 23-MAR-79
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : (RAF/CPE/UK/2494 4128-9 11th March 1948)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 13-AUG-1999 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson J G 1991 The Archaeology Of The Upper Plym Unpublished PhD Thesis edinburgh University.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1994 Dartmoor Atlas Of Antiquities vol 3 The South-West map 49
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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
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10716
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 39
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 86
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 85
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-03-23
End Date : 1979-03-23
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT: THE EYLESBARROW ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE.
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-06-01
End Date : 1999-09-01