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Monument Number 442632

Hob Uid: 442632
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6407076460
Summary : A cairn lying on a gentle west facing slope; prior to afforestation it would have overlooked the valley of the Cherry Brook. The cairn survives as a 7.7 metre diameter and 0.8 metre high mound denoted on its eastern side by at least five edge set stones standing up to 0.35 metres high. In the centre of the mound is a substantial cist, measuring 1.4 metres long by 0.48 metres wide and 0.5 metres deep, which is aligned NNW to SSE. The northern end stone appears to be missing and the eastern edge stone has slipped inwards. To the west of the cist and partially overhanging it is a substantial slab measuring 1.84 metres long by 1.48 metres wide and 0.35 metres thick. This stone represents the capstone discarded during robbing. The cist had already been disturbed before it was investigated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1901. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 64097646) Cairn (NR). (1)

Remains of a barrow with a 4' x 3' cist (Plan) within some stones
of a 15 ft diameter retaining circle. (2)

SX 64087646. On the west slope of Bellever Tor at 420m. O.D.
is a cairn with a cist and part of a retaining circle (see ground
photographs). The cairn is much spread and disturbed and measures
9.7m. from north to south, 8.1m. from east to west, and 0.5m. high.
The retaining circle protrudes from the southern half of the
cairn material and is about 5.5m. in diameter The cist is orientated
NW/SE and measures 1.3m. long by 0.5m. wide and 0.4m. deep with
a coverstone to the west as shown on Worth's plan.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on M.S.D. and at 1:2500 for A.O. Records. (3)

SX 64087646. This site is as recorded by authority 3. The northern side of the cairn has been damaged by stone clearance prior to tree planting. The site is protected by Forestry Commission antiquity markers. (4)

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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
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Vol(s) : 67 (1935)
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 02-NOV-79
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 04-NOV-1993, SAJ Probert.
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 21-Jan-99
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Source : Settlement and field system, cairn and cist: SX 67 NW 40, 43, 44/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 : SX67NW36
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28684
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 43
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 43
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-02
End Date : 1979-11-02
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 43
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-04
End Date : 1993-11-04