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Monument Number 439531

Hob Uid: 439531
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5547063470
Summary : A probable Bronze Age platform cairn approximately 8.0m by 9.1m across is visible as a level stance on a slight north-west facing hillslope at 261m above OD. It is defined by an incomplete ring of earthfast stones and boulders a maximum 0.5m high with, in the interior, a few visible boulders. A scarp on the downhill side indicates a slight levelled platform. Tracks skirt the south-east side of the feature. Investigated and surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of the RCHME Shaugh Moor project in 1997. Collections number 1101512. Scheduled.
More information : SX 55486347 Ring cairn or traces of cairn with retaining circle found by Plymouth Archaeological Group in 1959. Diameter 11.5m, height 0.3m. (1)

Visited May 1976.

A cairn 9.00m. in diameter with traces of a spaced stone kerb. It appears as a flat terrace some 40cms. high on a north facing slope and this may have been its original profile. (2)

The cairn, at SX 55476347, is as described by (2). (see ground photograph and 1:2500 plan with 56 SE 45).

Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (3)

Depicted by Butler (1994, Map 48). (4)

SX55476347. A probable platform cairn 8.0m by 9.1m across is visible as a level stance on a slight north-west facing hillslope at 261m above OD. It is defined by an incomplete ring of earthfast stones and boulders a maximum 0.5m high with, in the interior, a few visible boulders. A scarp on the downhill side indicates a slight levelled platform. Tracks skirt the south-east side of the feature.(5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : (L V Grinsell)
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 2
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Typescript Notes and plan on Shaugh Moor 2.4.80 (K Smith)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 27-AUG-80
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Source : Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Vol 3 The Southwest
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Fletcher MJ and Probert SAJ 01-DEC-1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Shaugh Moor, sheet 1/CAD survey
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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 : Platform Cairn
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 430
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SE 148
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 SE 146
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-08-27
End Date : 1980-08-27
Associated Activities : RCHME PROJECT : SHAUGH MOOR SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-12-01
End Date : 1998-04-01