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Monument Number 442608

Hob Uid: 442608
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6471077390
Summary : To the south-east of Lakehead Hill is a large cairn which survives as an 18 metre diameter mound standing up to 0.6 metres high. On the eastern, western and southern sides of the mound several edge set stones indicated the presence of a kerb. The profile of the mound may suggest the survival of an inner ring bank, although this may be the result of partial early excavation or robbing. The centre of the mound has been disturbed and in one of the resultant hollows there is a substantial cist, denoted by two edge slabs standing 0.75 metres apart and up to 0.95 metres high. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 64707740) Cairn (NR) (1)

Remains of a 48ft diameter cairn and a cist. Two side stones of the cist are still in place and there are remains of a retaining circle (2). The cist was examined in 1895/6 but nothing was found. It was surrounded by a double retaining circle and a stone row lead from it north west, of which ten stones remained, but these had sunk into the bog leaving only their tops showing (3). (2-3)

On a ridge S.E. of Lakehead Hill at 412m. O.D., in a clearing
in Bellever Plantation, is the remains of a cairn and cist (see
ground photographs) The cairn has been excavated and is spread
downhill. It now measures 25.6m. by 19.5m. and 1.2m. high with
two displaced stones of what may have been a retaining circle.
The two remaining side stones indicate that the cist was aligned
NW-SE and measured 1.7m. by 0.6m. and 0.9m. deep.

The stone row which falls in an afforested area could not be
identified and has probably been destroyed.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on M.S.D. (4)

SX 64727739. A large cairn with central cist, sited on the eastern upper slope of Lakehead Hill within an area of conifer plantation. The cairn lies within a forest clearing and is accessible via a track from the main north-south forest path.
The maximum diameter of the spread of cairn material is 18m and the height is up to 0.6m. It is made up of a mixture of stone and earth and the remains are now turf-covered. The original profile cannot be determined as the whole of the upper surface has been heavily disturbed by early investigators, leaving a series of mounds and pits. A large trench 7m long by up to 5m wide and 0.4m deep has been cut from the western edge of the cairn, towards the central area. It connects to a second hollow dug at the very centre of the cairn exposing two granite slabs which form opposite sides of a cist. The slabs are both 1.7m long by 0.2m thick and 0.6m wide, oriented north-west to south-east. Five stones of a kerb are visable in around the south and south-west arc of the circumference and further examples may have survived, beneath the cairn material. The stone row was not traced. (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) : 67 (1935)
Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Vol(s) : 28 (1896)
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 19-NOV-79
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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 Number : 6
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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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 : SX67NW029
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 887
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28688
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 35
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : BELLEVER PLANTATION SE OF LAKE HEAD HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1895-01-01
End Date : 1895-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 35
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-19
End Date : 1979-11-19
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 35
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-22
End Date : 1993-11-22