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Monument Number 442789

Hob Uid: 442789
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6031078070
Summary : Bronze Age cairn and cist located on an east facing moorland slope. The cist is aligned north to south with its cover stone displaced and now lying a short distance to the north west.
More information : SX 6039 7806: Cairn found in 1976, diameter 4.5 metres, height
0.25 metres. The retaining circle encloses a cist aligned almost
south-north, with a capstone to the west. (1)

SX 6031 7808: On a slight east slope at 485 metres OD is a cairn with a cist. The cairn, 4.5 metres by 5.6 metres and 0.4 metres high has spread over the remains of a contiguous kerb 4.6 metres in diameter. The cist measures 1.25 metres by 0.6 metres and is 0.65 metres deep. It is aligned north-south with its coverstone to the north west (see ground photograph).

Surveyed at 1:10000 on MSD. (2)

A cairn and cist are on slight east facing moorland slope at SX 6031 7808. The turf covered cairn, 4.4 metres diameter, 0.3 metres high is largely encircled by a kerb of small upright slabs, 0.3 metres high.

The cist, orientated almost north to south, is 1.2 metres by a maximum of 0.7 metres and 0.6 metres deep. Three of the cist slabs lean inwards at the top, the fourth, east slab remains upright. The bottom of the cist contains several slabs. The coverstone is visible to the north west partially buried in the cairn.
An accumulation of peat around the cairn has been disturbed to the west by digging. (3)

SX 60317808. Cairn and cist on Beardown Tors. Scheduled. (4)

Condition as decribed by Authority 3 though the disturbed area is stable (5)



Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : 1978 (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 148
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 24-APR-80
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 20-JUL-1988, SAJ Probert.
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 22-Dec-03
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman P 10-Aug-2004 Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Cairn, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW119
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34476
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 101
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 100
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-04-24
End Date : 1980-04-24
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 101
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1988-07-20
End Date : 1988-07-20
Associated Activities : MERRIVALE RANGE BASELINE CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2004-08-02
End Date : 2004-12-31