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Monument Number 440211

Hob Uid: 440211
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5819072700
Summary : Bronze Age cairn now extensively robbed almost to ground level. Eleven upfight slabs form 0.1m to 0.8m high form the survivng element of the retaining circle. There is a scatter of spoil against north-west side and a slight amorphous off-centre pit. It lies in open moorland grassland.
More information : A cist listed at "Old Rifle Range, Hessary", (possibly
refers to the rifle range about SX 581725). (1)

Under (North Hessary Tor, in the vicinity of an ancient streamwork
and north-west of a number of hut circles on a west facing slope,
is a much dilapidated cairn with a cist (2) or a double cist (1). (2-3)

SX 58187271. A circle of close-set stones, almost a kerb circle,
with a flat interior and no sign of cist. There is a conspicuous
square stone on the west margin. Diameter 8m., and stones 0.3m. high.
Visited May 1976. (4)

At SX 58197270 on a west facing slope at 390m. O.D. is a cairn
which conforms fairly well to Rowe's siting information and
description.

The uneven and heather-covered interior is 7.2m. in diameter with
contiguous slabs, 0.9m. long, 0.3m. high, visible for over one half
of the circumference, with one considerably larger than the rest.
(see plan). The stones form a kerb, surrounding a former mound,
apparently been stripped out before Rowe's time. No cist or cists
are visible but an elongated depression 2.0m. by 4.0m. in the
south-west quadrant may represent their former position.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 and 1:125 for A.O. Records. (5)

The badly damaged remains of a solitary cairn 8m by 0.4m high. The mound was probably never much higher than the tops of the retaining circle but the stones have been thrown out in all directions. One slab on the west side rises prominently above the rest (6).

Bronze Age cairn now extensively robbed almost to ground level. Eleven upfight slabs form 0.1m to 0.8m high form the survivng element of the retaining circle. There is a scatter of spoil against north-west side and a slight amorphous off-centre pit. it lies in open moorland grassland. Surveyed at 1:2500.(7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor 1953 172 (R H Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 4 1870-1 510
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T. Devon. Ass 14 1882 157
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Perambulation of Dartmoor 1848 (Rowe)
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Source Number : 4
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 : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 17-JUN-80
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities 1994 vol 3 The South-West map 46 54 J.Butler
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 16-October-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 : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22328
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 63
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 63
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-06-17
End Date : 1980-06-17
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