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Monument Number 442793

Hob Uid: 442793
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6477077400
Summary : Three small 'ruined' cairns on Lakehead Hill reported 1901. Excavation found nothing in two but the third contained charcoal. Not identified by field investigation in 1980, either destroyed by excavation or subsequent afforestation.
More information : Approximately SX 64777740 The site of three small
ruined cairns "near the large cairn on Lakehead Hill" (SX 67 NW 35).
Two were banks but the small cairn 135 ft east of the large cairn had
a pit in the "calm" diameter 17 ins and depth 8 ins, containing wood
charcoal. (1)

The recorded cairns cannot now be identified and if not entirely
destroyed during Baring Gould's investigations are unlikely to have
survived subsequent afforestation. (2)

There is no ground evidence to suggest the survival of the cairns recorded by Baring-Gould (4) which have been either destroyed or overwhelmed by forestry activity. (4-5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : 1978 (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 150
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 36
Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : 1901 (S Baring Gould)
Page(s) : 137
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 33
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Quinnell, NV OS Field Investigation 14-Apr-1980
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Source Number : 4
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (S Baring Gould)
Page(s) : 150
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Vol(s) : 33
Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Newman, P RCHME Field Investigation 22-Nov-1993
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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
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW156
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 103
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LAKEHEAD HILL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1901-01-01
End Date : 1901-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 103
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-04-14
End Date : 1980-04-14
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 103
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-22
End Date : 1993-11-22