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Monument Number 441922

Hob Uid: 441922
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Harford
Grid Ref : SX6533060840
Summary : A bell-cairn on Piles Hill. It is 29.0m. in overall diameter and comprises a platform 0.3m. high with the perimeter raised to a height of 0.5m. by the formation of a bank of stones incorporating a possible double row of orthostats although only the tops of these protrude. Centrally placed within the platform is a mound 17.0m. in diameter and 0.7m. high; it has suffered minor damage with evidence of an excavation trench on the north side.
More information : (SX 65336084) Cairn (NR) (1)

A cairn of rare type, consisting of a central mound, surrounded by a fairly level platform which is enclosed in an outer bank. (2)

A bell-cairn of Wessex type situated at 387m. O.D. in a prominent
position on Piles Hill. It is 29.0m. in overall diameter and
comprises a platform 0.3m. high with the perimeter raised to a
height of 0.5m. by the formation of a bank of stones incorporating
a possible double row of orthostats although only the tops of
these protrude. Centrally placed within the platform is a mound
17.0m. in diameter and 0.7m. high; it has suffered minor
depredations with evidence of an excavation trench on the
north side. The cairn could be described as a rimmed platform
with central mound and is not common though examples occur in
Cornwall on St. Breock Downs and Bodmin moor.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D. (3)

Scheduled ancient monument No. 372. Cairn on Piles Hill SY 653609
(5) SY 65336084 (6). (4-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source : The ancient burial-mounds of England
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 05-AUG-77
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) Dist of AMs 1978 40
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Source Number : 5
Source : Devon Archaeological Society and Devon Committee Rescue Archaeological Publications
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Page(s) : 53
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Vol(s) : 5, 1979

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 : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 372
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10559
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SE 51
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 51
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-05
End Date : 1977-08-05