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Monument Number 440500

Hob Uid: 440500
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Okehampton Hamlets
Grid Ref : SX5802089440
Summary : A revetted mound adjoins the south side of one of the granite outcrops at High Willhays. Measuring 19m east to west by 18m overall it stands around 0.8m high. The sides of the mound are formed by coursed granite slabs and boulders and the top is largely flat though a hollow has formed in the southern half.
More information : SX 58018945 A cairn or ring cairn constructed on the
south side of the tor or outcrop. Slabs of circumference slope
outwards. Diameter 23m, height 0.9m. This may be the traces of
cairn recorded by Crossing between Yes Tor and High Willhays.

Visited July 1976. (1)


SX 58028944. A revetted mound adjoins the south side of one of the granite outcrops at High Willhays. Measuring 19m east to west by 18m overall it stands around 0.8m high. The sides of the mound are formed by coursed granite slabs and boulders and the top is largely flat though a hollow has formed in the southern half. This feature must be regarded as a tor cairn though its construction is somewhat uncharacteristic of similar features. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist or a more conventional kerb. (2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 159 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Guide to Dartmoor 1912/1965 (ed B le Messurier) 200 (W Crossing)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 15-SEP-2003 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 : Tor Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24159
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 NE 41
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 NE 42
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 NE 18
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31