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Monument Number 442199

Hob Uid: 442199
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Cornwood
Grid Ref : SX6327063230
Summary : Cairn with retaining circle and cist
More information : (SX 63276322) Cairn Circle and Cist (NR) (1)

A cist on Stall Down, measuring 2 feet 3 inches wide at the
south end, 1 foot 7 1/2 inches wide at the north and probably
originally 3 feet 6 inches long. Both the coverstone and the
north end stone have been removed and cannot be traced. The
cist stands in a barrow which has a retaining circle, five stones
of which are still erect, and one fallen. The largest stone is
3 feet 4 inches wide by 2 feet 7 inches high. The diameter of
the retaining circle varies from 20 to 22 feet. (2-3)

A cairn, diameter 10.8m and 0.7m high, constructed of small
boulders and situated on a gentle, well drained north facing
slope at 360m above OD. It contains a cist, 1.1m long by 0.55m
wide and 0.7m deep, aligned on a grid bearing of 156o. The
northwest end is missing and a possible coverstone, 1.5m by 0.8m,
lies nearby to the southeast. A retaining circle, diameter
6.0m, stands within the cairn structure and consists of 6 visible
stones, one fallen, the largest of which measures 1.1m by 0.2m and
0.7m high. 1:10 000 Survey revised on MSD. (4)

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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 50 1918 186-7 plan (R Hansford Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Devon Arch Soc 31 1973 38 Fig 14 (Plan) (C J Davidson and R A G Seabrook)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 11-AUG-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 : Cist, Round Cairn
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SW 13
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SW 13
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-11
End Date : 1977-08-11