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Monument Number 438962

Hob Uid: 438962
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5603066050
Summary : The robbed remains of a cairn lie on the crest of Ringmoor Down 20m SE of the course of the Eylesbarrow Reave. the remains consist of a flat-topped mound 13m in diameter and a maximum of 0.4m high on the NW side.
More information : SX 56036604: at 300m. OD on Ringmoor Down, adjacent to
the reave which follows the ridge (SX 56 NE 172) is a cairn(almost
certainly sepulchral) 12.5m. in diameter and 0.4m. high, slightly
irregular in outline and now heather covered.

Discovered during field investigation.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (1)

Listed as probable cairn on Ringmoor Down and visited on 28 July
1972 and 30 May 1977. (2)

The robbed remains of a cairn lie on the crest of Ringmoor Down 20m SE of the course of the Eylesbarrow Reave. the remains consist of a flat-topped mound 13m in diameter and a maximum of 0.4m high on the NW side. It appears to have been heavily robbed - probably during the reconstruction of the reave in the medieval period. A slight rim, 0.15m high, runs around the crest of this feature. There is no suggestion of a cist or kerb associated with this cairn. An old slit trench lies in the W quadrant and this feature is now covered in dense molinea grass.
(3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 09-MAR-79
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 166
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 15-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
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10587
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 164
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 158
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-03-09
End Date : 1979-03-09
Associated Activities : Primary, RINGMOOR DOWN CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-02-01
End Date : 2005-05-01