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Monument Number 441381

Hob Uid: 441381
Location :
Devon
South Hams
West Buckfastleigh
Grid Ref : SX6688068210
Summary : The remains of two Bronze Age cairns. One is a round platform cairn, 16.5 m diameter and 11m high, and has been badly mutilated by the erection of a modern marker cairn, 1.5 m high and 3m diameter with a shelter upon it. The other has a diameter of 23.3m and 1m high and is constructed of boulders, of all sizes and has been heavily disturbed, especially on its east side, where a modern marker cairn, 1.5 m high and 3m diameter has been erected.
More information : (SX 66866827 'A', SX 66896816 'B') Cairns (NR). (1)

These 2 cairns lie on the broad, level summit of Snowden at 495 m
above OD.

A This round platform cairn, 16.5 m diameter and 11m high, has
been badly mutilated by the erection of a modern marker cairn,
1.5 m high and 3m diameter with a shelter upon it.

'B' This large cairn, diameter 23.3m and 1m high, is constructed
of boulders, of all sizes and has been heavily disturbed, especially
on its east side, where a modern marker cairn, 1.5 m high and 3m
diameter has been erected. The form of the west sector indicate that
originally it may have been a rimmed platform, the rim being
5.5 m wide and 1m high, contiguous with the central platform 12m
diameter.
Section at 1:200 on 495.

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

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 13-JUL-77
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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 : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NE 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-07-13
End Date : 1977-07-13