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Monument Number 440458

Hob Uid: 440458
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Okehampton Hamlets
Grid Ref : SX5758088890
Summary : The disturbed remains of a turf-and-heather-covered cairn at Fordsland Ledge. The feature measures 12.2m by 13.9m in diameter and the earthwork element stands 0.7m high. A number of large upright stones have been positioned in the centre of the mound suggesting its reuse as a small shelter.
More information : (SX 57588889) Tumulus (NR). (1)

SX 57588888. In a crest position on Fordsland Ledge at 581.0m OD
is the disturbed remains of a turf-and-heather-covered cairn.
It measures 12.2m by 13.9m in diameter and is 1.1m high. In a
hollow in the centre are a number of large stones suggesting the
possibility of a former cist or even a chamber, utilizing the
natural outcrop as its base.

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

SX 5788 8889. The cairn at Fordsland Ledge remains as described by Authority 2 though the earthwork element of the site only remains to a height of 0.7m. The large stones visible in the centre of the feature are somewhat unusual and not typical of a cist-like structure. The presence of a chamber is very doubtful and it is more likely that the interior of the cairn has, at some point, been remodelled to create a small shelter.
(3)


See ground photographs.

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1906
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 02-OCT-79
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 26-JAN-2004 EH Field Investigation
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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 (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 478
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24160
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 NE 2
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 NE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 58 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-10-02
End Date : 1979-10-02
Associated Activities : NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31