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Inner Pupers Rock

Hob Uid: 441533
Location :
Devon
South Hams
West Buckfastleigh
Grid Ref : SX6755067400
Summary : A rock oriented north to south and probably about 9.0 metres long and 3.0m wide though the southern half is concealed, and from 1.4m to 2.5m high. It is adjoining a cairn of 13.0 metres in overall diameter. It takes the shape of a platform, 0.4m high around the rock, with a rim 1.5m wide and a further 0.4m high.
More information : At 455m OD, on the flattish top of Pupers Hill,
there is a rock outcrop known as Inner Pupers. It is at
SX 67556741 not at SX 67556746 where it is shown on the OS 6".

The rock is oriented north to south and probably about 9.0m
long and 3.0m wide though the southern half is concealed, and
from 1.4m to 2.5m high. Save where it obtrudes to the north
the outcrop is encompassed, pincer fashion by a cairn of 13.0m
overall diameter. It takes the shape of a platform, 0.4m high,
around the rock, with a rim 1.5m wide and a further 0.4m high.
The construction is of small stones though large 'natural'
slabs protrude from the top of the cairn and around the sides.

It is a curious hybrid being neither a simple "tor cairn", with
stones heaped against an outcrop, nor a proper rimmed platform
cairn.

Discovered during field investigation.

Surveyed at 1:10000 on PFD and at 1:1000 (see illustration). (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 10-DEC-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, Cist
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NE 63
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NE 61
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-12-10
End Date : 1977-12-10