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Monument Number 441770

Hob Uid: 441770
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Dean Prior
Grid Ref : SX6910065000
Summary : The remains of two cairns. The first at SX 69136501 is large but very disturbed, the remaining stones being mostly overgrown. There is no trace of a cist. It measures 22.5 metres in diameter and has a height of approximately 1.0 metre. The second at SX 69156497 is of similar size and condition.
More information : SX 69136501 'A'. The remains of a large cairn now
much despoiled, the remaining stones being mostly overgrown.
There is no trace of a cist. Diameter 22.5 metres, height
approximately 1.0 metre.

SX 69156497 'B'. The remains of a large cairn now much despoiled,
the remaining stones being partly overgrown. There is no trace
of a cist. Diameter 21.0 metres, height at highest point 1.5
metres. (1)

Visible. (2)

'A': SX 69186499 Cairn, 21.0m diameter, 0.6m high; mutilated,
berm on south west secton perhaps illusory.

'B': SX 69186497 Cairn, 8.5m diameter, 0.3m high; gutted interior,
waterlogged in wet weather.

SX 69186494 Cairn, diameter 18.0m and 0.6m high; robbed and
crowned by a modern stoneheap. (3)

There are two certain cairns occupying a crest position at
370m OD on a southern spur of Grippers Hill, both partly grass
covered.

'A': SX 69106503 A cairn of small stones, measuring 24.0m in
diameter and 1.2m high including a rim of hard packed stone and
earth which is 0.7m high and 2.0m wide. This rim extends around
the top.

'B': SX 69146500 A cairn of similar construction measuring
22.0m in diameter and 1.5m high including a complete rim 0.6m high
and 2.2m wide. A modern cairn has been built slightly off centre,
where there is much mutilation.

As with most cairns there are small pits and evidence of
disturbance around the central area so that the platform is not
uniformly flat but it seems unlikely that the deliberate rim
construction is a result of robbing. Their appearance is consistent
with other platform cairns with rims on Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor;
and Trelow Downs, St Issey. (See ground photographs)

Grinsell's small cairn at SX 69126501, is no longer recognisable
as such, appearing as a pit with a rim of upcast.

Large cairns surveyed at 1:2500 and at 1:10000 on MSD. (See plan) (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GWR 09-JUL-51
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : (RAF/CPE/UK/2494 3112-3 11.3.48)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Dartmoor barrows
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NJA 23-OCT-80
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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

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SE 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1951-07-09
End Date : 1951-07-09
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-10-23
End Date : 1980-10-23