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Monument Number 442552

Hob Uid: 442552
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6256077890
Summary : A cairn containing a cist situated on a south east facing slope overlooking the valley of the Cherry Brook. The cairn measures 5.4 metres in diameter, stands up to 0.6 metres high and is surrounded by a kerb which includes one substantial orthostat which may once have stood upright. In the centre of the mound is a 1.05 metres long by 0.68 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep stone lined cist orientated NNE to SSW. On the south eastern edge of the cistis the displaced coverstone which measures 1.95 metres long by 1 metre wide and at least 0.18 metres thick. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 62577790) Cist (NR). (1)
The cist is orientated North-South and is in good condition with the capstone resting on the East side. The depth of the cist is 0.6m. The mound in which the cist is centred in rather slight, 0.3m high and much disturbed. The diameter is 5.5m. (2-3)

A cist,internal dimensions 3 ft 5 ins x 2 ft 2 1/2 ins x 2 ft deep,
complete with coverstone. It is surrounded by a retaining
circle of "long kerb-like stones" (3); lying inside it is a 7ft 6 ins
stone similar to a small standing stone. (4)

Cist in cairn, 20 ft diameter, with kerb. (5)

SX 62567789. On a SE slope at 404m OD is a ruined cairn with
cist, surrounded by a kerb. The cist, aligned NE/SW, measures
1.1m long by 0.65m wide internally and 0.55m deep with the
coverstone lying to the S. The grass-covered cairn measures 8.0m
by 6.6m with a maximum height of 0.8m. The kerb is most evident
on the NW where it incorporates one stone 2.2m long apparently
Burnard's menhir. See ground photographs.

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

Cairn and cist situated at SX 62577990 on a moderate SE slope amid light clitter, gorse and heather. It occupies the crest between slight slope angles.
The cist is as described by source (6) and its plan remains identical to that illustrated by Worth (3).
The cist lies approximately in the centre of a subcircular cairn measuring 7 by 6.5m the longer axis and cist aligned NNE to SSW. It is stoney but almost turf-covered with two large kerbstones, including Burnards `menhir' remaining in situ in the NW. The cist is flush with the cairn top, which is flattish and stands only 0.2m high on the NW but up to 0.7m high on the SE, downhill side. This may be the cairns original form; built into the slope as a flat platform with the cist visible. (7)

Stennen Hill no1 SX 62577790. Diameter 5 metres, vague. height 0.2m retaining circle of close set kerb-like stones enclosing cist 76, placed NNE/SSW capstone to SE. (8).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GWR 06-SEP-1950.
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Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : RH Worth
Page(s) : 61
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Vol(s) : 70, 1938
Source Number : 4
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : R Burnard
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Vol(s) : 20, 1890
Source Number : 5
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Correspondents Annotated 6" Sheet 1953 (A Fox)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation 15-NOV-1979 NJA
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation,19-JUL-1989, P Pattison.
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Source Number : 8
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : LV Grinsell
Page(s) : 148
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 9
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 02-Jul-99
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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 : Earthwork, Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW013
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 916
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28721
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 15
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-15
End Date : 1979-11-15
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-07-19
End Date : 1989-07-19