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Monument Number 441357

Hob Uid: 441357
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Holne
Grid Ref : SX6770606904
Summary : The remains of four Bronze Age cairns. The first at SX 67636917 measures 7m diameter and 0.4 metres high. The second is 8.5 metres diameter and 0.5m high. It has a rectangular trench, 2.3m by 1.6m and 0.3m deep dug into its centre. A third is 9.5m diameter and 0.5m high is constructed of larger boulders than the others. A further cairn at SX 67806893 is an ovoid feature measures 4.5m N to S by 5.2m and stands 1.1m high. An amorphous hollow roughly 1.0m in diameter is situated in the centre of the mound.A, B and D form part of a linear progression of cairns running roughly SE to NW across the hillside parallel to the River Mardle.
More information : (SX 67616917) Cairn (NR)

(SX 67716904, SX 67616897) Cairns (NR). (1)

These three cairns lie on a steep south west facing slope between
395m, A, and 380m, C, above OD.

A. SX 67636917 This small, round cairn measures 7m diameter and
0.4m high.

B. SX 67736904 This round cairn measures 8.5m diameter and
0.5m high. It has a rectangular trench, 2.3m by 1.6m and 0.3m deep
dug into its centre.

C. SX 67616895. This round cairn, 9.5m diameter and 0.5m high is
constructed of larger boulders than A or B and lies on a steeper
clitter strewn slope.

Divorced Survey at 1:10 000 on PFD. (2)

Centred SX 67716905. These features are as described by Authority 2 though the NGRs should read:
A, SX 67636916
B, SX 67726904
C, SX 67626896
An additional cairn (D) lies at SX 67806893. This ovoid feature measures 4.5m N to S by 5.2m and stands 1.1m high. An amorphous hollow roughly 1.0m in diameter is situated in the centre of the mound.
A, B and D form part of a linear progression of cairns running roughly SE to NW across the hillside parallel to the River Mardle. Their line is extended by a ring cairn (SX 66 NE 66) to the NW.
(3)

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

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 26-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 : Cairnfield, Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-26
End Date : 1977-06-26
Associated Activities : Primary, HOLNE MOOR SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1996-01-01
End Date : 1997-12-31