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Monument Number 438773

Hob Uid: 438773
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5931066700
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn consisting of a mound of turf-covered stones 5m in diameter and 0.5m high. In the centre is a 1m diameter depression 0.4m deep. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 59316668) Cairn (NR). (1)

This cairn, situated just above the River Plym at 320.0m OD,
consists of a mound of turf-covered stones 5.0m in diameter and
0.5m high. In the centre is a 1.0m square depression 0.4m deep.

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

Depicted and described by Robertson. (4)

SX 59316670. This feature remains as described by Authority 2. There is no evidence to suggest the former presence of a cist or retaining kerb.
The central hollow appears to be a result of military activity rather than an unrecorded antiquarian excavation.
(5)

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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 27-JUN-77
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Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 05-Dec-91
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson JG 1991 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE UPPER PLYM VALLEY Unpublished PhD Thesis Edinburgh University
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 19-MAR-2002 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
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10679
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 498
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 96
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 93
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-27
End Date : 1977-06-27
Associated Activities : Primary, PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20