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Knatta Barrow

Hob Uid: 441767
Location :
Devon
South Hams
South Brent
Grid Ref : SX6596064200
Summary : The remains of a barrow with a central cairn 20.0m in diameter and 1.7m high which may originally have had a flat or platform top, now much disturbed by the creation of small shelters and modern cairns. Contiguous to the base is an encircling bank of stones 2.5m wide and 0.7m high on the outer face; the inner face is but 0.2m high but here it has had to retain spillage and slip from the central mound.
More information : (SX 65956480) Knatta Barrow (NR) (1)

The name "Knatta Barrow" is in current usage and is applied
to an embanked cairn of two distinct parts, at approximately
450m OD.

There is a central cairn 20.0m in diameter and 1.7m high which
may originally have had a flat or platform top, now much disturbed
by the creation of small shelters and modern cairns. Contiguous
to the base is an encircling bank of stones 2.5m wide and 0.7m
high on the outer face; the inner face is but 0.2m high but
here it has had to retain spillage and slip from the central mound
(see illustration). Visually it cannot be determined whether
this was a ring cairn to which a central cairn was added or if
the ring was a subsequent construction.

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 NVQ 19-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, Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 1008
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SE 10
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-07-19
End Date : 1977-07-19