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Monument Number 440363

Hob Uid: 440363
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5689070290
Summary : Suggested BA cairn but more likely to be a hut circle - not located in dense young conifer in 2008
More information : SX 56927029. Cairn. (1)

At SX 56897029, a felled conifer currently obscures much of what
appears to be a hut circle rather than a cairn, situated on a
south-east slope near a valley bottom. (Identification as a cairn
may have originated with H. Breton, see SX 57 SE 4).

It seems to be of Type 1 (SX 56 SE 19), with a levelled interior
3.5m. in diameter and rubble walling 1.1m. wide, with a few upright
slabs on the inner face. Externally the hut measures 0.3m. high
on the upper side and 0.6m. high on the lower. No entrance can be
seen.

The hut is probably part of a settlement, now much despoiled, of
which other elements occur to the south-west and west (SX 57 SE 80,
85 & 126).

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on M.S.D. and at 1:2500 for record purposes.
(see SX 57 SE 85). (2)

Probably an outlying hut circle within a settlement which has been severely damaged by a forestry operations. (3)

Depicted as a hut circle but not described. (4)

The area now lies under dense young conifer trees and this monument could not be identified (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : SWWA Burrator Survey Jan 1978 (T Greeves)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 03-JUL-80
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Source Number : 3
Source : English Heritage Alternative Action Report
Source details : MPPA, 04-May-1993
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquites 1994. vol 3 The South-West map 45 42 J.Butler
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 04 APR 2008
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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 : Hut Circle
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX57SE104
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 117
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 117
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-07-03
End Date : 1980-07-03