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Monument Number 438785

Hob Uid: 438785
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5936065800
Summary : A cairn with circle and cist. The cairn is 5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high and contains at least six upright stones forming a circle that surrounds the centrally placed cist. The cist, in fair condition, is aligned north west/south east. A flat stone lying immediately south west of the cist may be the capstone.
More information : (SX 59396580) Cists (NR) (One of a group of five - see SX 56 NE 101-102, 104-105). (1)

A cist with one side stone missing and its coverstone "hard by". (Plan) Excavations yielded nothing; the south east end stone was re-erected afterwards. "This kistvaen has been covered by a barrow, and apparently surrounded by a stone circle having a diameter of 11 feet". (2)

SX 59366580. On a west facing slope north of Hen Tor at 364.0m OD is a cairn with circle and cist. The cairn is 4.0m in diameter and 0.5m high and contains at least eight stones in the 'circle' that surrounds the centrally placed cist. The cist, in fair condition, is aligned north-west/south-east. It measures 1.0m by 0.5m and is 0.5m deep but one side stone is absent. The coverstone lies just to the south-west (see plan).

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

Scheduled. (4)

This feature is as described by Authority 3. (5)

Depicted by Butler. (6)

SX 59366580. A cairn with circle and cist. The cairn is 5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high and contains at least six upright stones forming a circle that surrounds the centrally placed cist. The cist, in fair condition, is aligned north west/south east. A flat stone lying immediately south west of the cist may be the capstone. Scheduled. (7)

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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 : (R M Worth)
Page(s) : 119
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Vol(s) : 33, 1901
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 22-FEB-79
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 29-Nov-91
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 22-AUG-2001 EH Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1994 DARTMOOR ATLAS OF ANTIQUITIES Vol 3 - The South West
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 09-May-01
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Cairn, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 156
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10650
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24230
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 100
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : HENTOR WARREN
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1901-01-01
End Date : 1901-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 97
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-02-22
End Date : 1979-02-22
Associated Activities : PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20