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Monument Number 439208

Hob Uid: 439208
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5866063490
Summary : A Bronze Age round cairn on a well drained south west facing slope. The cairn mound measures 26 metres by 24 metres and stands up to 1.2 metres high. The centre is much disturbed, with many hollows, up to 1m deep, which have been interpreted as chambers, but are most probably modern windbreak shelters. Two small satellite cairns lie immediatelty to the north west. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 58676350) Chambered Hut (NR). (1)

A chambered cairn, 440 yards to the south-east of the 'Hanging
Stone'. (It was previously considered to be a chambered hut, by
R N Worth). (2-3)

Wrecked cairn, in a hollow, 70-80 feet in diameter by 4 feet. (4)

SX 58666349: This cairn lies on a well drained south west facing
slope at 325m. above OD. It is slightly irregular in plan, being on
average 22.5m. in diameter and from 0.6m. high on the upper side to
1.8m. high on the lower side. The centre is much disturbed, with
many hollows, up to 1.0m. deep, which have been interpreted as
chambers by R. N. Worth (see authority 3) but are most probably
modern windbreak shelters.

1:10 000 Survey on PFD. (5)

A round cairn measuring 26 metres by 24 metres and standing up to 1.2 metres high. This cairn was investigated by Worth during the 19th century and a number of stone lined chambers were revealed. In recent years, the mound has been interpreted as a chambered cairn but it is more likely that it represents a large cairn into which later shelters have been inserted. Immediately next to the north western edge of the mound are 2 small satellite cairns, both measuring 2.5 metres in diameter and up to 0.15 metre high. Scheduled. (6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Dartmoor
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Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : plan (RN Worth)
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Vol(s) : 22, 1890
Source Number : 4
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (A Fox) 1950
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 23-AUG-77
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling revision, 09-APR-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Cairn, Chambered Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : After Bronze Age
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Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Shelter
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10800
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SE 35
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 439528
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 SE 35
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-23
End Date : 1977-08-23