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Monument Number 442542

Hob Uid: 442542
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6425077690
Summary : The remains of a cairn on Lakehead Hill. It includes an 8 metre diameter and 0.1 metre high mound containing a north west to south east orientated cist measuring 0.9 metres long by 0.55 metres wide. The cist is now backfilled and protrudes 0.4 metres high above the present land surface. Part excavation of the cist in 1898 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, revealed flint knives and scrapers together with pottery fragments and charcoal. Scheduled.
More information : [SX 64257769] Cist [NR] (1)

A cist without a cover exists on "that part of Lake Head Hill which is included in Sheet 99 SW". No retaining circle is visible but there are slight remains of a possible barrow. In the cist a number of flint knives and scrapers and thirty sherds (representing two vessels which were probably broken during apparent grave robbing) were found.

(The cist is on the same alignment as a fragment of stone row at
SX 67 NW 64). (2-4)

On the NW slope of Lakehead Hill at 417m OD is the remains of
a cist in a forestry clearing. Aligned NW/SE, and in good condition,
it measures 0.95m long by 0.55m wide and 0.4m above ground level.
There is no surrounding cairn but excavation spoil from the cist
lies to the N. The cist is now as amended on Worth's plan. See
also ground photograph.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and 1:2500 on AO 25". (5)

[SX 64267769] Cist [NR] (6)

Additional bibliography. (7)

SX 64267769 (9). Round barrows on Lake Head Hill, scheduled.
(8-9)

SX 64267769. A cist sited on the north-west, upper slopes of Lakehead Hill within its own clearing at the edge of conifer plantation. It is constructed from four granite slabs of approximately 0.2m thick, set on their sides to form a rectangular chamber measuring internally 0.8m by 0.5m by 0.35m deep. The largest of the slabs is 1.35m long. The coverstone is now missing and all that remains of the associated cairn is a small stoney mound on the north side of the cist.
Site depicted and described by Butler in 1991. (10-11)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Vol(s) : 30 (1898)
Source Number : 11
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 22-NOV-1993, P Newman.
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 21-Jan-99
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Source : SX 67 NW 11, 31-36, 38, 64, 111/ink survey
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Vol(s) : 68 (1936)
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : APs (RAF F63 58 6399 028-029)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 21-NOV-79
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Source Number : 6
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1982
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Source : High Dartmoor : land and people
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Source Number : 8
Source : List of ancient monuments in England: Volume 1, Northern England; Volume 2, Southern England; Volume 3, East Anglia and the Midlands
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Committe for Rescue Archaeology Publication, 5, 1979, 54
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Source Number : 10
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: The North, 2, 50-51
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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
Evidence : Structure, Earthwork, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Cairn, Cist
Object Type : KNIFE, SCRAPER (TOOL), VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery, Flint

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW009
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 454
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28687
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : LAKEHEAD HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1898-01-01
End Date : 1898-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-21
End Date : 1979-11-21
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-22
End Date : 1993-11-22