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Monument Number 441705

Hob Uid: 441705
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Harford
Grid Ref : SX6410065250
Summary : Cairn circle, cist and stone row
More information : (SX 64086514-64116532) Stone Row (NR)
(SX 64116532) Cairn Circle & Cist (NR) (1)

A double stone row, on Brown Heath, circa 540 feet in length,
direction of length N 10o E. At the north end is a stone circle,
diameter 31 feet, surrounding a cairn which contains the remains
of a cist. The row does not point to the centre of the circle, the
cairn does not occupy the true centre of the circle, and the cist
was not central in the cairn.

At a point 90 feet from the centre of the cairn the row touches
what may be a hut circle (SX 66 NW 49). Four hundred and fifty feet
farther south it touches and is partly lost in the wall of a pound
(SX 66 NW 50) which lies to the west. It is possible that this
is the true end of the row, and that, before the pound wall fell
in ruin, the row and the wall were not in actual contact. (2-3)

The ring is almost certainly a (Thorn) Type A flattened circle.
Just to the east there is a very large prostrate stone, though its
original position is uncertain. (4)

SX 64116531 - SX 64086515 Stone Row.

On the southwest slopes of Brown Heath a double stone row 182.0m.
long runs from a cairn circle at its northern and higher end to
the east side of the enclosure (SX 66 NW 50) where it is overlaid
by the enclosure wall.

The point at which the southern end of the row ended is therefore
not easily determined. The row does not point exactly to the
centre of the cairn, but to about 2.0m. to the East. The eastern
part of the row contains more stones than the western part, in
which there are notable gaps. There are a few large stones, the
largest being 1.0m. high and measuring 1.0m. x 0.7m., but most
are relatively small, their average height being 0.5m.

SX 64116531 Cairn Circle and Cist.

The cairn is encircled by a peristalith of 13 stones with a
maximum diameter of 1.0m. Two of the stones are recumbent. The cairn
is 0.8m. high and is not central within the circle. The cist, again
eccentric, has been robbed.

All surveyed at 1:10 000 PFD. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1968
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 51 1919 79 (R H Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor 1953 206 (R H Worth)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc Proc 31 1973 28 Fig 7 (C J Davidson and R A G Seabrook)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 14-JAN-78
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Source Number : 5A
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF CPE/UK 1890 4277-8 10.12.46)
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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 : Cist, Round Cairn, Stone Alignment
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 319
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NW 48
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NW 43
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-01-14
End Date : 1978-01-14