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Monument Number 438755

Hob Uid: 438755
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5937067170
Summary : A large cairn now disturbed and partially covered by low vegetation lies in open moorland at SX59376717. Composed of stones and small boulders it is 17.7m in diameter and a maximum 1.9m high. Spoil has been dumped around the top of the mound from the central excavation pit; three backfilled trenches extend from this central depression. There is no visible evidence of a kerb or cist. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 59376718) Cairn (NR). (1)

A cairn on the extended alignment of a stone row (SX 56 NE 43)
(Plan). (2-3)

A large turf-covered round cairn, situated on a spur at 355.0m.
OD. The diameter of the cairn is 16.5m. overall and its height
1.6m. and it has a large hollow in the centre. Although a stone
row points to the cairn, there is no evidence that it ever
extended to the cairn. (4)

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.

A large cairn now disturbed and partially covered by low vegetation lies in open moorland at SX59376717. Composed of stones and small boulders it is 17.7m in diameter and a maximum 1.9m high. Spoil has been dumped around the top of the mound from the central excavation pit; three backfilled trenches extend from this central depression. There is no visible evidence of a kerb or cist. (5)

Depicted and described by Robertson (6) and Butler (7)

Scheduling amended. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Dartmoor
Source details : Dartmoor 1953 210 plan (R H Worth)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : APs (RAF CPE/UK/2494 4128-9 11th March 1948)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 27-JUN-77
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 15-AUG-1999 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson J 1991 The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Unpublished PhD Thesis Edinburgh University
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Source Number : 7
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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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 09-MAR-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24104
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 37
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 88
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 87
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-27
End Date : 1977-06-27
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT: THE EYLESBARROW ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE.
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-06-01
End Date : 1999-09-01