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Monument Number 442735

Hob Uid: 442735
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6220078600
Summary : Cist on Higher White Tor, excavated in the 19th century. Unlocated.
More information : "The cist on east side of Great Whiten Tor, Postbridge"
(Higher White Tor at SX 619785) was examined and revealed faint
indications of bone ash contained in a pit 1foot 10inches diameter
and 1foot 4inches deep. The pit was covered by a flat stone nearly
2 feet square. The coverstone of the cist had been removed to one
side.

(No precise siting given, but the implication of the account is
that the cist was well known. It may be SX 67 NW 15 if not it
possibly falls about SX 622786) (1)

A cist could not be located on the east slope of Higher White Tor
which is presumably synonymous with Great Whiten Tor, a name not
known locally.

The dimensions do not correspond to those of SX 67 NW 15. (2)

The cist has been unlocated since it was excavated in the 19th century. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 33 1901 136
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 20-FEB-80
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Source Number : 3
Source : English Heritage Alternative Action Report
Source details : MPPA, undated
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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
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW96
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 80
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 80
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-02-20
End Date : 1980-02-20