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Monument Number 440164

Hob Uid: 440164
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5583070680
Summary : Bronze Age cairn and cist on average 3.8 m in diameter. The remains of the cist lie in an irregular stony spread retained by in-situ boulders and slabs. Located just off the hillcrest on a slight north-east facing slope it is partially hidden by gorse and moorland grass.
More information : (SX 55837068) Stone Circle (NR) (1)

A cairn, with an 11ft 6ins diameter cairn circle, containing a cist
of which one end stone and the cover stone is missing (Plan). (2)

A despoiled cairn with diameters of 4.5m. north-east to south-west,
and 3.9m from north-west to south-east with a maximum height of
0.1m. Nine stones of a retaining circle are traceable, of which
five are virtually at ground level (see 1:100 plan). A cist,
slightly off centre and oriented north-north-west to
south-south-east, measures 1.1m. by 0.4m. internally and is
0.3m. deep. It is as planned by Birkett Dixon (see ground
photographs)

Surveyed at 1:10,000 (3)

A cairn with a neat little retaining circle with a cist 6m downhill from the blocking stone. This structure has been badly damaged but two taller pillars still stand in place around the slight remains of the mound, together with several much snorter stones. The cists western side slab has fractured midway, and one of the endstones as well as the coverslab has disappeared. (see plan) (4)

A damaged cairn with a cist, on average 3.8 m in diameter with in-situ retaining boulders and slabs. The remains of the cist in the irregular stony spread comprise two upright slabs 0.4m high. Located just off the hillcrest on a slight north-east facing slope it is partially hidden by gorse and moorland grass. 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 : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 88 1956 222 (C E Birkett Dixon)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 23-MAY-80
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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 46 J.Butler
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.J.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 15-May-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, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22284
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 48
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 48
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-05-23
End Date : 1980-05-23
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