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Huntingdon Barrow

Hob Uid: 441414
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6621206690
Summary : A large cairn measuring 22 metres in diameter with an average height of 1.4 metres. It is constructed of large boulders but has been mutilated by the erection of marker cairns and shelters on it.
More information : (SX 66226690) Huntingdon Barrow (NR) or (NAT) Heap of
Sinners (NR) (1)

A large cairn known as Huntingdon Barrow alias the Heap of Sinners is on the hillside 950 feet west of Huntingdon Warren House. (2)

SX 66216690 Huntingdon Barrow, or Heap of Sinners, (names confirmed)
is a large round cairn, diameter 22.0m, average height 1.7m
situated on the summit of a broad, flat topped hill at 475m
above OD.

It is constructed of large boulders and is so badly mutilated by
the erection of marker cairns and shelters upon it, that its
original profile is conjectural. (3)

Depicted by Bultler (1993, Map 58). (4)

SX6621266907. This cairn is as described except that its height has been reduced to 1.4m due to the construction of two walker's shelters and another marker cairn.

A large scale survey and site report are deposited in the archive (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
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Vol(s) : 73, 1946
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 15-JUL-77
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler. J. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities. vol 4 The South East. 1993. Map 58
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Simon Probert/18-OCT-1995/ RCHME: DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
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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 22
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NE 22
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-07-15
End Date : 1977-07-15
Associated Activities : RCHME: DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-04-10
End Date : 1996-07-12