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Monument Number 439875

Hob Uid: 439875
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Peter Tavy
Grid Ref : SX5372078940
Summary : A small ring cairn with standing stones set around the ring.
More information : A possible hut circle visible on the air photographs lies
at SX 53727896. (1)

Listed under round barrows, cairns and cists. Dimensions 15.0m in
diameter by 0.3 high. Found by Grinsell 14 September 1975: "ring
cairn (?) enclosing area c 10m in diameter. Three or four standing
stones around circumference of ring". (2)

At SX 53727894 a turf-covered bank 1.6m. wide and 0.3m high forms a
circle with an internal diameter of 12.0m. The bank, constructed of
small stones, is slightly lower and weaker on the W and SW. A gap in
the E could be original but may have been caused by cattle.

There are now four upright blocks or slabs, one in each quadrant,
with additional fallen stones in the E and W suggesting deliberate
grouping. There is no evidence of robbing and the interior is flat
with turf covered stones forming a platform 0.1m. above ground level.
(See ground photograph and plan at 1:250).

The ringwork is similar to the normal ring cairn save for the
standing stones which make it analogous, on a smaller scale, to the
embanked stone circle at SX 581651 (SX 56 NE ?)

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (3)

SX 5372 7894. A ring cairn set at the E end of a natural gently sloping plateau of rough grassland generally devoid of stones. It measures about 11m diameter inside a turf-covered bank, composed generally of smallish stones, which is about 2.2m wide and has a maximum height of 0.4m on the E. It has been mutilated and spread in the SE and the W.

Several stones, are evident, two probably set in the inner face but the rest are apparently part of the bank of even part of the outer face. Two in the E on the uphill side appear to form an entrance but this is possibly due to mutilation. The interior appears to have been levelled and is 0.2m above the ground to the W. There is no evidence of any internal features or a ditch. (4-5)

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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF 58/6399 0042-0043 July 64).
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Devon A S 36 1978 160 (L V Grinsell)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS F1 NVQ 18-OCT-1980
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME App 1985
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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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Source : SX 57 NW 52, ring cairn/Antiquity Model
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Ring Cairn, Stone Circle
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Ring Cairn
Evidence : Natural Feature

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX57NW069
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 NW 52
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 NW 51
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-10-18
End Date : 1980-10-18
Associated Activities : RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31