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Monument Number 442602

Hob Uid: 442602
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6434077480
Summary : A ring cairn lying on a gentle slope near the summit of Lakehead Hill. The cairn is defined by a circle of edge set stones which measure 7.8 metres in diameter and stand up to 0.9 metres high. Scheduled.
More information : SX 64347748 Cairn Circle (NR). (1)

A 22 ft diameter cairn circle consisting of ten stones. There
are slight traces of its barrow or cairn, but no visible traces
of a cist. (2)

On the S slope of Lakehead Hill at 417m OD is the remains of a
cairn circle measuring 9.0m in diameter, with ten spaced stones
up to 0.6m high (see ground photograph). Three discplaced
stones lie from 4.0m to 7.0m beyond the circle. The interior is
level, a few stones just penetrating the turf, (see plan). There
is no sign of a cist.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD anmd at 1:2500 and 1:100 for AO. (3)

SX 64357748. Sited on the gently sloping southern upper slopes of Lakehead Hill on an open grassy area, is an incomplete cairn circle of ten stones with an internal diameter of 6.8m. The granite stones, of which several are now missing, are set on edge and measure between 0.6 and 1.4m wide at the base and up to 0.3m thick, with the tallest stone standing to 0.9m. The ground in and around the circle is gently undulating, with several small stones protruding through the turf indicating possible remains of a removed cairn and a certain amount of modern erosion. Three larger stones, which may be displaced from the monument lie between 4m and 11m north of the circle. There is no evidence of there having been a cist but a shallow depression of 1m diameter at the centre of the circle could indicate possible disturbance of a burial. 15m south-west of this monument lies a similar circle but with cist (SX 67 NW 34).
Site depicted and described by Butler in 1991 (4). (4-5)

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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) : 67 (1935)
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 16-NOV-79
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: The North, 2, 50-1
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Source Number : 5
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 : Lakehead Hill, SX 67 NW 33, 34/ink survey
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Source : Lakehead Hill, SX 67 NW 33, 34/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 : Ring Cairn
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
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 33
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 33
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-16
End Date : 1979-11-16
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 33
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-22
End Date : 1993-11-22