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Monument Number 442240

Hob Uid: 442240
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Cornwood
Grid Ref : SX6245062640
Summary : Cairn with cist
More information : (SX 62456264) Cist (NR). (1)

A cist lies 700 yards north of Harrowthorn Plantation and
a few feet west of the track from Watercombe Moorgate to
Ranny Brook. Only the two side stones and the eastern end stone
remain. The structure is unusual in that the southern side
stone is an earth fast boulder, an approximately vertical face
of which forms a side of the cist. The length of the grave may
have been 2 feet 6 inches, the width is 1 foot 7 inches, the
depth 2 feet 3 inches or more, all internal measurements. There
is a small but distinct cairn around the cist. (2)

The cist lies on a gentle, well drained south west facing slope
at 335m above OD. Its internal dimensions are 0.8m by 0.5m and it
is aligned on a grid bearing of 121o. The natural boulder, which
forms the southwest side measures, 1.5m by 1.1m and 0.8m high.
The surrounding cairn, 3.2m diameter and 0.8m high is built
of small stones.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (3)

Sources :
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 71 1939 70 Plate IV (R Hansford Worth)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 02-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 : Cairn, Cist
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX66SW28
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SW 26
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SW 26
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-02
End Date : 1977-08-02