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Monument Number 442528

Hob Uid: 442528
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6273078640
Summary : Two Bronze Age cairns. The westernmost cairn 7.7 meters in diameter and 0.8 meters high with traces of a kerb. The other cairn is 90 meters to the south east and is 10 meters in diameter, 1.3 meters high and surrounded by a kerb. Both cairns have been excavated revaeling charcoal filled pits under the cairns the eastern one containing some burnt bone. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 62707865) Cairn (NR)
(SX 62797862) Cairn (NR) (1)

A. A cairn, 10 yds diameter and 3ft high, with no trace of a cist. (2)

B. A cairn, 10 yds diameter and 4ft high, with no trace of a cist. (3)

A. Excavation revealed a central pit containing wood charcoal.

B. Excavation revealed a central depression containing wood charcoal
and a "few ounces" of burnt bone. (4)

A. 25ft diameter x 2ft 6 in high.

B. 28ft diameter x 3 ft 6 in high - kerb. (5)

On a S facing slope at 411m OD are the excavated remains of two
turf covered cairns (see ground photographs) 'A' is much
disturbed; it measures 9.3m by 8.2m and is 1.0m high. 'B' measures
9.2m in diameter and is 1.1m high with a 1.0m deep central pit.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500 for AO Records. (6)

A: Cairn composed of turf-covered stones: has ben somewhat despoiled on the top but to the extent od cairn `B' otherwise it is in fairly good condition Diameter 8.0m Height 0.8m.

B: Cairn composed of turf covered stones; has been opened in the past leaving a hollow centre 0.70m deep but with no signs of a cist. General condition quite good. diameter 9.5m Height 1.0m (3).

Two subcircular cairns situated at SX 62697865 A and B on a moderate S slope between the Cherry brook and a tributary. They occupy a prominent position which commands the Cherrybrook valley. (8 & 9)

A: A cairn composed of medium-size stones, partly covered in wortleberry, measuring 9.6m E to W and 8.2m N to S and standing 0.8m high.
A central depression is 3m across and 0.3m deep; spoil from it has produced a slight widening of the E arc, with two piles of removed stones adjacent. One is amorphous, the second is a rectangular mound 5.5m long, 2.5m wide and 0.4m high.

B: Composition as A, 9.4m diameter and 1.1m high. A central depression 2.8m across cuts down 1m into the mound.
43 SW of Archerton. SX 62707866 Diameter 10m height 1.2m. Cairn with karge hollow in centre and probable remains of retaining circle. Excavated c1900 revealed pit filled with wood charcoal, which `probably originally contained burnt bones'.
44 SW of Archerton SX 62797863. Diameter 8m height 1m. Cairn with slight hollow in centre; excavation c1900: central depression contained burnt bones and wood charcoal (10).

(Grinsell has transposed the NGR's and measurements) (11).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : plan, AB Prowse
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Vol(s) : 23, 1891
Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Vol(s) : 33, 1901
Source Number : 11
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : LV Grinsell
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Vol(s) : 148, 1978
Source Number : 12
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 02-Jul-99
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Source : Hollowcombe/ink survey
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 05-SEP-1950, GWR
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" 1953, A Fox
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF F63: 58/6399 30-1
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 19-DEC-1979, NJA
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Source Number : 8
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : RCHME App Dartmoor 1985
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Source Number : 9
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/483/4048, 24-APR-1951
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Source Number : 10
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 19-JUL-1989, P Pattison
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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

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 004,/005
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28719
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 7
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, SW OF ARCHERTON
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1901-01-01
End Date : 1901-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-12-19
End Date : 1979-12-19
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-07-19
End Date : 1989-07-19