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Monument Number 440137

Hob Uid: 440137
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5782070980
Summary : Two Bronze Age cairnsvisible as insignificant mounds (4.9m and 6.8m in diameter) close together.The cist at the centre of the smaller cairn was of unusual form with the sides set at an angle and closed by small stones instead of a flat slab - possibly this was not original. The cist in the other cairn is exposed.
More information : (SX 57827098) Cairns (NR) (1)

Two barrows examined in 1899:

A. A barrow, 16 ft diameter and 1 ft 3 ins high, with a central
cist containing charcoal. (Sketch of elevation).

B. A barrow, 22 ft diameter and 3 ft high, with a central cist.
No portable finds. (2-3)

A: SX 57817098. A cairn 5.9m in diameter and 0.5m high, turf-covered
and with a small central excavation hollow. There is no visible kerb.

B: SX 57827098. A poorly-defined cairn 4.7m in diameter and 0.3m high. No cist or stones of a cist can be seen save the top edge of a probable side-stone, 1.1m long and .05m thick, which is leaning on
edge between the two cairns. Both features are on a broad flat ridge
at 380m OD.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (4)

Two insignificant mounds (4.9m and 6.8m in diameter) close together were once more substantial and contained cists which are grassed over. The one at the centre of the smaller cairn was of unusual form with the sides set at an angle and closed by small stones instead of a flat slab - possibly this was not original. The cist in the other cairn had already been exposed and Burnard found nothing. (5)

The two small cairns lie in moorland grass on a ridge-top that has stunning vistas noteably to the south. Both have been heavily disturbed - the larger of the two with a marked depression in the top. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 31 1899 98-99 illust (R Burnard)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF F61/58/6399 041-2 2 July 1964)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 12-AUG-77
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Source Number : 5
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 : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.J.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 06-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 (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22300
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 39
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RADDICK HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1898-01-01
End Date : 1898-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 39
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-12
End Date : 1977-08-12
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