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Monument Number 442468

Hob Uid: 442468
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6677076260
Summary : The remains of a prehistoric cairn measuring 8.4m in diameter and 0.9m high. There are some later inscribed stones.
More information : Cairn surveyed at SX 66777626. (1)

(SX 66777626) Cairn Circle (NR). (2)

SX 66787626. A turf-covered cairn situated near the crest of the south-eastern slope of Riddon Ridge. It measures 8.4m north to south by 10.0m and stands to a maximum 0.9m high. There is no obvious trace of a kerb as suggested by the description on the OS 6" of 1963. Much stone is visible protruding through the turf and an amorphous hollow is situated slightly west of centre. A recumbent slab inscribed with the letters `RHR' lies in the latter. The hollow possibly marks the site of an unrecorded excavation or it is the result of erosion around the originally upright inscribed stone.
Another stone bearing the same inscription (SX 67 NE 140) lies 150m to the west. Three other stones (SX 67 NE 141, 142 and 143) with different inscriptions lie in a north-east to south-west line across the centre of the ridge.
The purpose of these stones is uncertain though Hemery (1983 522) (3) speculates that they might be tinners' bound stones. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Large Scale / Small Scale Map Revisers Comment
Source details : LS Reviser 26.7.1952
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : High Dartmoor 1983, E Hemery.
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 27-AUG-1992, SAJ Probert.
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Source : Riddon Ridge/ink survey
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Source : Riddon Ridge
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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
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Inscribed Stone
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NE 22
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NE 22
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1992-08-27
End Date : 1992-08-27