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Emmets Post

Hob Uid: 439226
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5678063190
Summary : Bronze Age round barrow, 12 metres in diameter and up to 1.5 metres high, of mainly earth construction with a half dozen spaced stones protruding from the perimeter suggesting a retaining circle. There is a large hollow in the centre and to one side is a post medieval boundary post demarcating the boundary between Lee and Shaugh Moors. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 56786319) Emmets Post (NAT) (Cairn) (NR). (1)

"Emmets Post stands on a fair-sized tumulus, which at least looks ancient". (2)

"This is a modern stone post on the tumulus". (3)

The barrow at Emmets Post is sharp sided, 10.5m. in diameter and 1.3m. high, situated in a crest position at 288m. OD. There is no visible ditch. The mound appears to be mainly of earth construction with a half dozen spaced stones protruding from the perimeter suggesting a retaining circle. There is a large hollow in the centre and to one side the boundary post demarcating the boundary between Lee and Shaugh Moors.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (4)

SX 56786319. Bowl barrow at Emmets Post. The barrow mound measures 12 metres in diameter and up to 1.5 metres high. There is an oval depression in the centre of the mound, probably representing excavation in antiquity. A 19th century boundary stone (Listed Grade II) has been inserted into the south side of the mound. Scheduled. (6)

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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
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Vol(s) : 22, 1890
Source Number : 3
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Pte 6" (R H Worth 10.12.48)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 26-AUG-77
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Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1996
Source details : Devon
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 16-Oct-02
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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 : Bowl Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Boundary Marker
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 427
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34876
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 99212
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SE 41
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 SE 41
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-26
End Date : 1977-08-26
Associated Activities : Primary, EMMET'S POST ROUND BARROW
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2000-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CROWNHILL DOWN/EMMETS POST
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31