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Monument Number 438980

Hob Uid: 438980
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5834065720
Summary : A circle of stones averaging 7 metres in diameter and up to 0.7 metres high. A few slabs are recumbent; other stones often just protrude from the turf, particularly within the perimeter where the interior has three sub-rectangular hollows. Two of these hollows probably represent the sites of cists.
More information : SX 58376569. On a slight north-west facing slope, in a relatively stone free area at 312m. OD, is a circle of stones averaging 7.0m. diameter and up to 0.7m. high (though most of the earthfast blocks and slabs are from 0.2m. to 0.4m. high). A few slabs are recumbent; other stones often just protrude from the turf particularly within the perimeter where the interior has two
rectangular pits 0.2m. deep. There is no central mound and the pits do not seem to represent robbed cists, but the stones certainly indicate the remains of a cairn circle.

Found during field investigation.

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

A circle of stones averaging 7.0m. diameter and up to 0.7m. high. A few slabs are recumbent; other stones often just protrude from the turf particularly within the perimeter where the interior has two rectangular pits 0.2m. deep. There is no central mound and the pits do not seem to represent robbed cists, but the stones certainly indicate the remains of a cairn circle. Scheduled. (2)

SX58346572 The circle of stones is generally as described although there may have been a double ring of slabs and stones. The internal pits - under close-cropped grass - are up to 0.4m deep and may be the result of desultory digging. (3)

SX 58376570. Remains of a ring cairn with three hollows visible within the circle of stones. Two of these probably represent the sites of the two cists recorded by Breton who referred to this cairn as the 'Ditsworthy Circle'. Schedule amended. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 10-APR-79
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Fletcher M. 28-Feb-2002 English Heritage Field Investigation.
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Source Number : 4
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 : Ring Cairn, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10635
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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 170
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 164
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-04-10
End Date : 1979-04-10