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Monument Number 443201

Hob Uid: 443201
Location :
South Hams
Grid Ref : SX6798071400
Summary : A possible cairn was noted at this location in 1912 but could not be located during more recent field investigation. The feature may have been robbed for road building.
More information : SX 67987140 Possible cairn with hollow at centre
sited on a hill spur. Diameter 4m, height 0.1m

Visited September 1976. (1)

It is uncertain what Grinsell is referring to. At SX 67987140
there is an earthern ring 1.2m. wide and 0.1m. high,
enclosing an area 2.4m. in diameter with a military 'foxhole'
trench in the northern half and traces of an infilled one
on the south (See ground photograph).
These occupy virtually the whole of the interior.

There is no visible stone and it is posible that the feature
is the result of military activity. Crossing says that a half
mile from Venford dam, a track to Combestone Farm branches
right near a tumulus. The barrow or cairn was evidently
obvious circa 1912 and its subsequent removal may be due to
road mending. Thirty metres to the east there is a flat circular
depression 5.0m. in diameter and 0.1m. deep which could be the
site of a stripped cairn or hut but this is entirely speculative.

No survey action. (see also SX 67 SE 28). (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 142
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 25-MAR-80
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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 : Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SE 118
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SE 118
Start Date : 1980-03-25
End Date : 1980-03-25