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Monument Number 441568

Hob Uid: 441568
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX6166067910
Summary : A Bronze Age summit cairn, now badly disturbed by a conical walkers cairn built in the SW quadrant. It measures 8.5m in diameter, the outer slope is 0.3m high and the interior is scooped to a depth of 0.3m -small boulders and upright slabes are visible. The conical cairn is 2.6m in diameter and 1.5m high.
More information : (SX 61666791) Cairn (NR) (1)
A turf covered cairn surmounted by a small cone of stones. Diameter of cairn, 12.5m, height 0.6m. (2)

A flattish cairn, 12.0m in overall diameter and 0.6m high, turf covered except in the centre where an area 5.0m across has been dug into to create a modern cairn 2.5m in diameter and 1.7m high. See photograph.

Surveyed at 1:10000 on PFD. (3)

Listed under round barrows, cairns and cists by Grinsell and visited by him 18 September 1974. (4)

A disturbed cairn set on a slight rise on a rounded highpoint at 46.9m above OD with panoramic vistas in every direction. It measures 8.5m in diameter and the stoney outer slope is 0.3m high; some low upright slabs could be part of a low retaining kerb. The interior of the cairn has been disturbed and robbed to a depth of 0.3m. A conical walkers cairn occupies the SW quadrant -composed of small boulders and slabs it measures 2.6m in diameter and 1.5m high. The cairn lies within an extensive area of commercial peat cutting. (8)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 6" 1968
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : 07/06/1950
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : 12/09/1978
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Source Number : 4
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
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Vol(s) : 36 (1978)
Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24/09/1997
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson J 1991 The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley.
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1994 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities vol 3 The South West. Map 50
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 22-AUG-2001 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Cairn
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10751
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NW 71
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NW 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1950-06-07
End Date : 1950-06-07
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-09-12
End Date : 1978-09-12
Associated Activities : PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20