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Monument Number 439282

Hob Uid: 439282
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Cornwood
Grid Ref : SX5952062470
Summary : Cairn and stone row.
More information : (SX 595624) Stone Row (NR) Cairn (NR). (1)

A short double stone row 24ft. long and nearly 2ft. wide consisting
of two pairs of stones on the southern slope of Penn Beacon.
To the north end of the row there is a cairn approximately
52 feet in diameter and 6 foot high. It was excavated in 1872, a
cist was discovered, though the Capstan stone had collapsed at
one end. Fragments of a wide mouthed jar were found and a slate
implement, thought to be used for fashioning clay vessels. (2-3)

SX 59526247. This cairn lies on a false crest, on a moderate
clitter strewn slope at 340.0m. above O.D. and just above a
spring line.

It measures 16.0m. diameter, 1.1m. high and is built of small
boulders with a deep central disturbance and dip in the south
side, probably a result of the 1872 excavation (see authority 3).
The cairn stands at the north end of a double stone row which
extends for 7.0m. on a grid bearing of 213o and comprises two
pairs of stones, average size 0.6m. by 0.2m. and 0.4m. high, set
1.4m. apart.

There is no trace of further stones to the south where the ground
has been eroded to form a large hollow.

1:10 000 Survey on P.F.D.

Enlargement Survey at 1:100. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 78 1946 290 (R H Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T. Devon. Ass 5 1872 549-553 (C Spence Bate)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 21-AUG-77
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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, Stone Alignment
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10785
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 126
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SE 62
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : PENN BEACON
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1872-01-01
End Date : 1872-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 SE 61
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-21
End Date : 1977-08-21