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Monument Number 439725

Hob Uid: 439725
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Peter Tavy
Grid Ref : SX5371079000
Summary : Bronze Age cairn
More information : (SX 53717900) Cairn (NR) (1)

A ruined barrow on the north slope of White Tor. Excavation resulted
in no finds. (2-3)

A cairn 9.0m in diameter by 0.4m high. Visited by Grinsell 14
September 1975. (4)

A flat-topped turf-covered cairn, of the dimensions recorded by
Grinsell. Traces of a kerb indicated by four contiguous stones
visible around the perimeter on the N side. An infilled trench of
T-plan is visible in the top of the cairn. (See ground photograph;
and 1:2500 plan with SX 57 NW 52).

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (5-7).

SX 5371 7900. An oval, flat-topped cairn set on a gently sloping natural plateau of rough grassland with panoramic views in most directions. It is constructed of consolidated small stones and is now predominantly turf-covered. It measures 9m E-W by 8m transversely and is 0.7m high on the N (downhill) side and 0.3m on the S (uphill) side. Only two contiguous earthfast stones of the probable kerb are now evident on the N side. The excavation trench which lies E-W centrally across the cairn is about 1m wide; a second, faint trench is visible at right angles. (8-10).

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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 31 1899 148 and 152
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS F1 GWR 30-SEP-1950.
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : AP's (RAF 58/6399 F65 0042-43 JUL 64)
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Proc Devon Arch Ass 1978 36 (LV Grinsell)
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS F2 NVQ 18-OCT-1980, NVQ.
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME App 1985.
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon SMR 08-JUL-1985.
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Source Number : 10
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 06-NOV-1987, IS Sainsbury.
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Source : SX 57 NW 1, 4, 52, cairn, ring cairn, enclosed settlement/Antiquity Model
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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
Evidence : Natural Feature

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 30
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 NW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, CUDLIPPTOWN DOWN
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1899-01-01
End Date : 1899-12-31