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Monument Number 440858

Hob Uid: 440858
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Okehampton Hamlets
Grid Ref : SX5799809019
Summary : The remains of two disturbed prehistoric cairns on the summit and summit plateau of Yes Tor.
More information : (Centred SX 58009019) Cairns (NR) (1)

SX 57959020. A large gutted cairn 25.0m by 27.0m in diameter and
0.8m in height. The central excavation is approximately 12.0m across
and extends to 0.5m below the natural ground level. In the base of
the hollow and on its south side are three partly buried slabs each
about 1.7m long, 0.2m thick and more than 0.5m wide, which look
like the displaced remains of a former cist.

SX 58049016. On the top of the flat outcrop of Yes Tor and piled
against the west side is an amorphous mass of stones representing
a ruined cairn. The patch of stones on the top is more or less
14.0m across and 0.3 m high and the piling against the outcrop
is 2.3m high. It is possible that this has resulted from bulldozing
the cairn over the side of the outcrop but the stones appear quite
stable and compacted.

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

See ground photographs.

These features are as described by Authority 2 and have suffered no additional damage in the past quarter century. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 06-SEP-79
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Source Number : 3
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 : 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 37
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24162
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 59 SE 9
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 59 SE 166
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 59 SE 6
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 59 SE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-09-06
End Date : 1979-09-06
Associated Activities : NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31