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Monument Number 440579

Hob Uid: 440579
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Lydford, Peter Tavy
Grid Ref : SX5517084560
Summary : A well-defined BA cairn is situated on a ridge crest north of Hare Tor at SX55188457, some 510m above OD. It was probably originally flat-topped with steep sides but it has been disturbed and a small cairn has been built on one side. It measures 11.6m in diameter with an average height of 0.8m and a maximum height including upcast of 1.5m. Surveyed at 1:2500 as part of the RCHME Willsworthy project.
More information : (SX 55178457) Cairn (NAT). (1)

A cairn, lying between the summits of Hare Tor and Sharp Tor
and about one-third of the distance towards the latter, was
excavated in the spring of 1905 with nil results. (2)

In a false crest position at 505.0m OD is a partly turf-covered
cairn, in fair condition, with a flattish profile. It measures
11.8m in diameter and 1.2m high and has a hollowed centre with
exposed loose small stones and larger stones packed around the
perimeter.

Revised at 1:10 000 on MSD. (3)

See ground photograph.

A well-defined BA cairn is situated on a ridge crest north of Hare Tor at SX55188457, some 510m above OD. It was probably originally flat-topped with steep sides but it has been disturbed and a small cairn has been built on one side. It measures 11.6m in diameter with an average height of 0.8m and a maximum height including upcast of 1.5m. It lies on an isolated area of slate and shale bedrock and is covered by low heather moorland. (4)

Depicted and described by Butler. (5)

This feature remains as described by Authority 4 though more of the loose stones that comprise the monument have been incorporated into the walker's cairn. (6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1965
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 37 1905 90 (R Hansford Worth)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 02-OCT-79
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M J 23-JUN-1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1991 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Vol. 2 The North 106, 53.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : PROBERT SAJ 23-O1-2001 EH Field Investigation
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 10 of 14/CAD generated plan
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 10 of 14/overlay
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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

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 477
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20339
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SE 27
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 58 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-10-02
End Date : 1979-10-02
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WILLSWORTHY TRAINING AREA, PETER TAVY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1998-04-01
End Date : 1998-10-01