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Monument Number 442596

Hob Uid: 442596
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6435077760
Summary : A ring cairn lying on a gentle slope near the summit of Lakehead Hill. The cairn survives as a 6 metre diameter circle of upright slabs standing up to 0.4 metres high surrounding a slightly raised area. In the centre of the circle is a small 0.15 metre high mound. Scheduled.
More information : [SX 64357777] Stone Circle [NR]. (1)

Slight traces of a low cairn surrounded by a kerb circle 19 ft
diameter consisting of 13 stones (Plan). (2-3)

SX 64357776. On a northern crest of Lakehead Hill at 420m OD is
a cairn circle measuring 6.1m in diameter (see ground photograph).
It is planned by Worth, save for two additional stones within the
circle and a turf-covered mound near the centre measuring 1.2m by
1.5m and 0.2m high. This seems to conceal stones and may be the
remains of a cairn, may a band of displaced rubble to the W of
the perimeter.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500 on AO 25". (4)

[SX 64357776] Cairn Circle [NR] (5)

Additional bibliography. (6)

SX 64357777 (8). Round barrows on Lakehead Hill, scheduled. (7-8)

SX 64357776. A cairn circle, sited on the gentle northern slops of Lakehead Hill in an area of grassland and scrub. The circle is formed from eleven upright stones, plus two leaning stones. All are set on their edge and are on average 0.2m thick, up to 1m wide, and the tallest stands to 0.4m. Several others are apparently missing. On the south-west section five of the stones are spaced only 0.2m apart to form a kerb, others are spaced up to 0.6m apart. There is a turf mound located in the centre of the monument with a maximum diameter of 1.2 meters by 0.25m high. A stoney, linear mound on the south-west exterior is probably spoil from the cairn, removed during investigations by early barrow diggers. The ground in the vicinity is mostly level with only slight undulations on the south-east exterior. A gentle scarp 1.5m north of the circle forms the edge of a modern track.
Site surveyed and described by Butler in 1991. (9-10)

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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
Source details : RH Worth
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Vol(s) : 68 (1936)
Source Number : 11
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 21-Jan-99
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Source : Lakehead Hill, SX 67 NW 31/ink survey
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Source : SX 67 NW 11, 31-36, 38, 64, 111/ink survey
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Source : Lakehead Hill, SX 67 NW 31/ink survey
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : AP's (OS 72 066 038-039)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 16-NOV-79
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Source Number : 5
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 1:10000
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Source : High Dartmoor : land and people
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Source Number : 7
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 : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Committee Rescue Archaeology Publication, 5, 1979, 54
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, 49-50
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Source Number : 10
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 22-NOV-1993, P Newman.
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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 : Ring Cairn
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW27
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
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 31
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 31
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-16
End Date : 1979-11-16
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 31
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-22
End Date : 1993-11-22