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Monument Number 442339

Hob Uid: 442339
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Harford
Grid Ref : SX6453060250
Summary : Cairn with retaining circle and cist
More information : (SX 64546025) Cairn Circle & Cist (NR). (1)

A cist with a retaining circle, diameter 14 to 15 feet, of which
seven stones still remain, lies about 150 yds south of the
south east angle of Lower Piles enclosure. The cist measures
3 feet 7 inches in length by 1 foot 4 inches wide at the
south-eastern end and 2 feet wide at the north western. The
present depth is from 2 feet 9 inches to 3 feet. The cover-stone
and the north-western end-stone are missing. (2-3)

SX 64536025 A small round cairn 4.3m diameter and 0.4m high,
lies on a moderate, well drained, north west facing slope at
300m above OD. It is constructed of small boulders, now turf
covered, and edged by a retaining circle, which consist of
7 stones, maximum size, 1.3m by 0.25m and 1.1m high.

A cist, 1.0m by 0.7 to 0.8m internally and 0.9m deep, is placed
off-centre and aligned on a grid bearing of 156o. The northeast
sidestone measures 1.5m by 0.2m; the southwest 1.25m by 0.15m and
the southeast endstone 0.7m by 0.2m. The northwest end is
revetted with boulders to a height of 0.6m; the cover stone is
missing.

It is in good condition. 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 49 1917 79-80 plan (R Hansford Worth)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Devon Arch Soc 31 1973 34 Fig 11 (plan) (C J Davidson and R A G Seabrook)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 03-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 : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 819
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10523
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SW 55
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SW 55
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-03
End Date : 1977-08-03