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Monument Number 441351

Hob Uid: 441351
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Holne
Grid Ref : SX6850069800
Summary : The remains of two cairns of probable Bronze Age date. One has an overall diameter 18.5m and is constructed of small boulders and comprises a central mound, 12.8m diameter, 0.9m high, which has been extensively disturbed. It is immediately surrounded by a ring, 2.9m thick and 0.5m high resulting in a cairn of embankment bowl type. The other is 21 metres in diameter and is constructed of small boulders, and consists of a platform 14 metres diameter and about 0.2m high, with a perimeter rim average thickness 3.5m and 0.5m high. There is a gap, 4.3m wide, facing north north-east.
More information : (SX 68506981, SX 68656990) Cairns (NR). (1)

Two cairns lie on the crest, at the north east end of a ridge
at 370m above OD.

A. SX 68496980 This round cairn, overall diameter 18.5m is
constructed of small boulders and comprises a central mound,
12.8m diameter, 0.9m high, which has been extensively disturbed.
It is immediately surrounded by a ring, 2.9m thick and 0.5m high
resulting in a cairn of embankment bowl type.

B. SX 68646990 This round cairn, overall diameter 21m is
constructed of small boulders, and consists of a platform 14m
diameter and about 0.2m high, with a perimeter rim average
thickness 3.5m and 0.5m high. There is a gap, 4.3m wide, facing
north north-east. A small modern, marker cairn, 1.0m high, has
been built within this rimmed platform cairn.

Section at1:200 on 495. (2)

These features are as described by Authority 2. Two further cairns (SX 66 NE 72 and 78) occupy the same ridge crest. (3)

Depicted by Butler (1993 Map 58). (4)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 28-JUN-77
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 06-JAN-1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1993 DARTMOOR ATLAS OF ANTIQUITIES Vol 4 - The South East
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Source : SX 66 NE/ink survey
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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

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-28
End Date : 1977-06-28
Associated Activities : HOLNE MOOR SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1996-01-01
End Date : 1997-12-31