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Monument Number 443185

Hob Uid: 443185
Location :
South Hams
Grid Ref : SX6820071100
Summary : A cluster of at least six medieval clearance cairns to the west of Venford reservoir.
More information : These 3 probable cairns lie on a gentle, well
drained south east facing slope at 330m above OD.

A. SX 68207117, is turf covered 2.7m diameter and 0.3m high,
and is constructed of small boulders.

B. SX 68207116: 2.8m diameter and 0.6m high.

C. SX 68197116: 2.4m diameter and 0.3m high and partly turf

Cairns (B) and (C) are linked by a slight scarp 0.2m high
and the vague trace of a bank runs north west from (B). Whilst
it is possibly that these mounds are the result of field
clearance, their character seems too deliberate and the nearby
walls of the parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 92), within which
they lie, would provide readier dumping grounds for surface

Survey at 1:10 000 on PFD 1:200 Enlargement Survey on OS 495. (1)

SX68207110. A cluster of six small medieval or later clearance cairns within a contemporary field system immediately W of venford reservoir. There is no ground evidence to suggest that these are prehistoric features. A more dispersed collection of similar cairns (SX 67 SE 246) lies to the N. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 19-JUL-77
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 18-APR-1996 RCHME 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 : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SE 112
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SE 112
Start Date : 1977-07-19
End Date : 1977-07-19
Associated Activities : Primary, HOLNE MOOR SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1996-01-01
End Date : 1997-12-31