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Monument Number 442874

Hob Uid: 442874
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
Widecombe In The Moor
Grid Ref : SX6858074220
Summary : Cairn on the summit of Corndon Tor, to the north of the main outcrop, comprising a large stony mound, constructed from moorstone with a truncated cone profile and no turf cover. Remains of a possible second cairn are located to the south on the outcrop.
More information : (SX 68587422) Tumulus (NR) (1)

The cairn, 10'6" high, with a diameter of about 84'. (2)

A cairns on Corndon Tor (See also SX 67 SE 3) were rifled
before 1827 when "an od jar or two" was found. (3)

The published cairn situated on flat outcropping rock, measures
28.5m in diameter and 2.9m high. It is in fair condition (see
ground photograph) but has a number of pits and shelters dug
into sides and top.

At SX 68597414 on the summit of Corndon Tor at 440m OD is a rock
outcrop about 4.5m high and 10.0m across, with a natural
sloping berm 2.0m to 3.0m wide. Around this there is a band of
loose stone 6.5m wide, 1.1m high on the outer face and from
0.2m to 0.3m on the inner face. The overall diameter is some 27m
similar to the other cairns in the area (see SX 67 SE 3 and 15).
The cairn is not featured in Grinsell's list of Dartmoor barrows
but is a typical tor cairn (see ground photographs and plan).

Found during field investigation.

Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (4)

SX 6858 7422. Cairn on the summit of Corndon Tor, to the north of the main outcrop, comprising a large stony mound, constructed from moorstone with a truncated cone profile and no turf cover. The top of the cairn has suffered some interference and is uneven and hollows have been dug into the south-east side fairly recently. Max height 2m and the cairn has a maximum diameter of 27.5m.
SX 6859 7415. On the main outcrop is a possible tor cairn. Stones Piled around the base of the outcrop may be remains of cairn which has been much disturbed and is now very spread and fragmentary The cairn overlies a reave which runs up to the tor, a shelter has been built against the tor very recently using stone from the cairn. Maximum diameter 27.2m. (5)


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor 1953 164 illust (R H Worth)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 53
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Vol(s) : 75, 1943
Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Proc Teign Nat Field Club
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Vol(s) : 12, 1887
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 02-JUN-80
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman, P 14-MAR-2008 EH Archaeological Field Investigation
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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 : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 530
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SE 7
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-06-02
End Date : 1980-06-02
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE: DARTMEET PREMIER ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE(PAL) FIELD INVESTIGATION PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-02-04
End Date : 2008-04-30