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Monument Number 440124

Hob Uid: 440124
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5757071650
Summary : Bronze Age cairn 8.8m in diameter and up to 0.7m high. It has a substantial hollow leading into the mound from its southern side. Material upcast from this robbing activity has distorted the profile of the mound which may have originally been flat topped.. A small number of apparently edge-set stones around the eastern edge of the mound may represent an outer kerb, although it is equally possible that they simply form exposd parts of the cairns core.
More information : (SX 57577165) Cairn (NR) (1)

A cairn situated on a level site about 40.0m south east of the river
Meavy. It consists of a turf-covered mound of stones, 8.5m in
diameter and 0.7m in height, with a small depression in the centre.
Six stones of the retaining circle are visible.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (2)

Scheduled (3)

Almost on the river bank is a prominent cairn 9m in diameter and 0.8m high. It retains a good shape but has not escaped plundering in the centre. (4)

This cairn has a substantial hollow leading into the mound from its southern side. Material upcast from this robbing activity has distorted the profile of the mound which may have originally been flat topped. The cairn measures 8.8m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m high. A small number of apparently edge-set stones around the eastern edge of the mound may represent an outer kerb, although it is equally possible that they simply form exposd parts of the cairns core. See plan (5)

The disturbed cairn is covered by moorland grass . Surveyed at 1:2500 scale (6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 20-JUN-77
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
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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 59 J.Butler
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Meavy Valley Archaeology 1999. Site Report No 9 12 S.Gerrard
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.J.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 7-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

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 302
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 34
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 34
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-20
End Date : 1977-06-20
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: WALKHAMPTON PREMIER ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE; FIELD INVESTIGATION PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2007-05-01
End Date : 2008-05-01