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Monument Number 440088

Hob Uid: 440088
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5791071150
Summary : BA cairn measuring 13.8m by 1.5m . A single slab on end may be the last of a circle of stones that once surrounded the mound and to the north and south two roughly circular stone heaps at its base seem to contain some set stones. Burnard cleared out the central pit to discover 'a very fine and perfect cist'.
More information : (SX 57917115) Cairn (NR). (1)

Burnard quotes four cairns on Raddick Hill: two small ones
(SX 57 SE 39) north of the Devonport Leat, the third a short
distance north of those and the fourth still further to the
north; (SX 57 SE 21). He describes the northernmost as a barrow
45 ft in diameter which had been previously explored by a pit
sunk in the centre. Burnard cleared this out in 1899 to reveal
a cist which, though formerly disturbed, yielded a small piece
of corroded bronze (1 1/2 ins x 3/4 in). (a).

All four cairns were first published on the OS 6" 1906 (b) (c)
with, almost certainly, Burnard as the source of information.
But the discrepancy between the measured diameter of the
northern cairn (5.0m), and that quoted by Burnard (45 ft : 13.5m)
indicates entirely different cairns.

The cairn in this position (ie the third) Burnard dismisses
as a barrow which had been"previously disturbed" but gives no
other details. (a).

Currently this cairn is as follows: It has an overall diameter
of 12.0m and 1.2m. high with no visible kerb or similar feature.
It appears to be a platform cairn with an originally flat top
8.0m across which now incorporates an off centre excavation
hollow and an infilled trench from the north east side towards the
centre. The trench seems to have been cut from the top and not
through the side of the cairn.

There are only four cairns in the area and it seems probable that
in his published notes Burnard transposed his third and fourth
cairns. Thus the one dismissed with no details would be the
northermost. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (2)

There are small stony mounds on each side of the published cairn.
Possibly satellite cairns or recent stoneheaps.
Visited April 1973. (3)

A cairn measuring 13.8m by 1.5m . A single slab on end may be the last of a circle of stones that once surrounded the mound and to the north and south two roughly circular stone heaps at its base seem to contain some set stones. Burnard cleared out the central pit to discover 'a very fine and perfect cist'. from which most of the grave goods had gone save for a small piece of unidentifed bronze.(4)

A fine turf-covered cairn situated at the head of a shallow dry valley below Hart Tor with impressive distant veiws in most directions. Much of the well-constructed cist with part of its capstone in situ is visible in the enviscerated core of the 1.5m high stony mound. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 12-AUG-77
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Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 31 1899 98-99 (R Burnard)
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Source Number : 2b
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1886
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Source Number : 2c
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Source details : OS 6" 1906
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 174 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities 1994 vol 3 The South-West 61 J.Butler
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.J.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 05-September-2007
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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 : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 933
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22311
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 22
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 22
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-12
End Date : 1977-08-12
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE: WALKHAMPTON PREMIER ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE; FIELD INVESTIGATION PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2007-05-01
End Date : 2008-05-01