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Monument Number 442599

Hob Uid: 442599
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6450077600
Summary : A stone alignment and a cairn with cist lying on a gentle slope near the summit of Lakehead Hill. The stone alignement survives as a single row of at least 11 stones leading westward towards the cairn and cist. The cirn measures 6.7 metres in diameter and is defined by several edge set stones, which in turn surround a large restored cist formed by five substantial upright slabs supporting a capstone measuring 2.2 metre long by 1.55 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick. Scheduled.
More information : SX 64507760 Cist (NR) Stone Row (NR). (1)

A cist with retaining stone circle at the terminal of a stone
row. All restored about 1895. The cist is complete with coverstone.
Only six stones of the retaining circle remain. The stone row,
consisting of eleven stones, starts within the circle and describes
a slight curve for 44 ft. The socket holes of two more stones
have also been found. (2)

On the E slope of Lakehead Hill at 422m OD, and now in a clearing
within conifers, is a cairn circle enclosing a cist, from which
a short stone row extends to the E. There is now no trace of a
cairn or barrow within the circle. The cist stands mostly above
ground, measures 1.7m by 1.2m and 0.8m high internally, and is aligned NW/SE. The cairn consists of six upright slabs averaging 0.6m by 0.2m and 0.4m high; it is incomplete and would appear to be sub-oval and about 8m by 6.5m. One large stone, possibly displaced, lies within the circle (shown on plan). The stone row is 13.0m long and slightly curved, and consists of twelve slabs aligned towards the cist and cutting the circle. The stones are of similar size to those of the circle. The restored features remain in very good condition, (see ground photographs).

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:250. (3)

SX 64507760. A restored cist with fragmentary retaining circle, at the western end of a stone row. It is sited slightly east of the crest of Lakehead Hill within its own clearing in the Bellever Plantation. The cist is constructed from granite slabs of approximately 0.2m thick, set on their edge to form a rectangular chamber measuring internally 1.7m by 1.2m. The coverstone has been replaced over the cist and measures 2.2m by 1.6m by 03m thick. The overall height, including the coverstone is 0.8m. Six upright slabs of up to 0.5m high, surround the cist forming an incomplete circle on of 8m diameter. A displaced slab of 0.8m by 0.5m lies within the circle on the western side. An erosion hollow has formed on the west side between the cist and the stone circle.
The first stone of the stone row stands within the circle, 1.7m east of the cist. There are eleven stones in the row, which extends for 12.8m to the east, with stones spaced between 0.3m and 0.6m apart. They are all slabs of between 0.2 to 0.3m thick and up to 0.8m wide at base. They stand to a maximum height of 0.75m. The eastern portion of the row is within bog.
Site depicted and described by Butler 1991. (4-5)

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Source Number : 1
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) : 78 (1946)
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 19-NOV-79
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: The North, 2, 2
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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 : Lakehead Hill, SX 67 NW 32/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 32/pencil survey
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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 : Cist, Round Cairn, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW028
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 886
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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 32
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : LAKEHEAD HILL,BELLEVER PLANTATION
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1895-01-01
End Date : 1895-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-19
End Date : 1979-11-19
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-22
End Date : 1993-11-22