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Monument Number 441904

Hob Uid: 441904
Location :
Devon
South Hams
South Brent
Grid Ref : SX6694061310
Summary : An earthen long barrow with a ruined stone chamber at the south east end. Early excavation and mutilation has resulted in two distinct mounds, the larger one at the south east end separated from the smaller by a path or trackway. The smaller mound appears to mark the limit of the barrow on the northwest; beyond this it merges into the natural hill-side. There are no side ditches but these may be obscured by soil washed down from the hill. The length is 42.0 m; the maximum width is 18.0m and the maximum height of 2.4m.
More information : (SX 66946131) Burial Chamber (NR). (1)

A long barrow 140ft long by 70ft maximum breadth orientated
north northwest to south southeast with a ruined megalithic
chamber at the higher south southeast end. (2-3)

Situated on a saddle between Brent Fore Hill and Corringdon Ball,
at 313.0 m OD is an earthen long barrow with a ruined stone
chamber at the south east end.

Early excavation and mutilation has resulted in two distinct
mounds, the larger one at the south east end separated from the
smaller by a path or trackway. The smaller mound appears to mark
the limit of the barrow on the northwest; beyond this it merges
into the natural hill-side. There are no side ditches but these
may be obscured by soil washed down from the hill. The length is
42.0 m, approximating to Daniel's and Grinsell's 140 ft and 130
feet respectively; the maximum width is 18.0m and the maximum
height 2.4m.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (4)


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source : The prehistoric chamber tombs of England and Wales
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Source Number : 3
Source : South-West England, 3500BC-AD600
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 01-AUG-77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Long 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 309
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10573
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SE 45
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 45
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-01
End Date : 1977-08-01