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Monument Number 442555

Hob Uid: 442555
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6260077830
Summary : A cairn containing a cist situated on a south east facing slope overlooking the valley of the Cherry Brook. The cairn survives as a 5.8 metre diameter and 0.5 metre high mound containing a central pit which is defined on its northern side by a 1.4 metre long and 0.55 metre deep slab of stone. This stone represents one side of a cist which has been damaged by partial excavation or robbing. A small number of edge set stones around the periphery of the mound suggests the presence of a kerb which survives largely as a buried feature. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 62617783) Cist (NR) (2).

The cist is orientated NW-SE and is open with the SW side stone and the end stone buried beneath the turf. Internal dimensions 1.3m by 0.85m. Depth 0.5m. The mound, which is slight with a height of 0.3m, is much disturbed. Judging by the remains of the retaining circle of which six stones can be seen, the diameter of the mound was 4.5m. Condition of the cist is fair, of the mound poor (1).

One side stone of a cist, 4 ft long and oriented N 61o W, standing
in a mound within the remains of a 12 ft diameter retaining circle (3).

SX 62607783. On a gentle SE slope at 393m OD is a cairn with a
central cist. The cist, aligned NW/SE, measures 1.3m by 0.8m
internally and is 0.6m deep. No coverstone is visible. The
furze-covered mutilated cairn now extends 8.0m NW to SE
and 6.2m NE to SW, with a few stones of the retaining circle
visible to the NW.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 and 1:2500 for AO Records (4).

Cist as described previously (1) (4). It is placed centrally in a sub-circular cairn, probably originally 8 by 6m, of which only a stone scatter remains on the arc NW to NE; no certain kerbstones were obscured on the NW. The S arc, however, still stands up to 0.5m high but is obscured by thick gorse (5).

Stennen Hill No 3 SX 62617783. cairn diameter 4.5m and height 0.3m. Slight mound with retaining circle enclosing cist 77, placed SE/NW, of which only the NE side slab is visible (6).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GWR 6-SEP-1950.
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : RH Worth
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Vol(s) : 70, 1938
Source Number : 3
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963.
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NJA 20-NOV-1979.
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 PP 19-JUL-1989.
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Source Number : 6
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : LV Grinsell
Page(s) : 148
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 7
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

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW014
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 916
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28721
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 16
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 16
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-20
End Date : 1979-11-20
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 16
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-07-19
End Date : 1989-07-19