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Monument Number 439547

Hob Uid: 439547
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Meavy
Grid Ref : SX5442064420
Summary : A cist, within massive circle of stones, 20 feet in diameter, once surrounding a barrow, lies on the southern slope of Wigford Down, outside the inclosure of Cadworthy Farm. It is well constructed and has been opened previously, the cover-stone still partially overhangsthe cist. Two pottery fragments, evidently part of an urn were found. The cairn was superimposed by the field or paddock wall of the nearby hut circle (SX 56 SW 9).
More information : (SX 54426442) Kistvaen (NR). (1)

A cist, within massive circle of stones, 20 feet in diameter, once
surrounding a barrow, lies on the southern slope of Wigford Down,
outside the inclosure of Cadworthy Farm. It is well constructed and
has been opened previously, the cover-stone still partially overhangs
the cist. Dimensions; length, 3 feet 6 inches; breadth, 1 foot (at
floor level 2 feet 3 inches); depth to floor, 2 feet. Two pottery
fragments, evidently part of an urn were found. The pottery is of
the same type in ornament and material as that found in the hut
circles at Legis Tor. (SX 56 NE 69 : Possibly Late Bronze Age)(2).
The cairn was superimposed by the field or paddock wall of the nearby
hut circle (SX 56 SW 9). (2-3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1906
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 48
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Vol(s) : 32, 1900
Source Number : 3
Source : Archaeologia Cambrensis
Source details : (A Fox)
Page(s) : 168
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Vol(s) : 101, 1951

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 565
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SW 10
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