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Monument Number 443268

Hob Uid: 443268
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6099074110
Summary : Cairn
More information : (SX 60997411) A hut circle, three yards diameter,
"eighty five yards east south east from the second mound"
(SX 67 SW 15 - 'B'). (1)

SX 61017412 Probably a ruined cairn with a hollow at the centre.
Diameter 4.5m, height 0.2m.
Visited July 1976. (2)

SX 60987410. This is not a hut circle but a cairn with a central
excavation hollow. It measures 4.6m. in diameter and 0.3m. in
height, and is constructed of small stones.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500 (See SX 67 SW 15). (3)

Short curvilinear bank. (4)

SX 60987410. A turf covered stony mound on level moorland pasture with rising ground to the N and a river flood plain 100m to the S. The immediate area is peat covered.

The mound is circular, 4.6m in diameter and 0.3m high, with a slight hollow in the centre. There is no evidence of a kerb. Two short lengths of walling, 0.3m high, extend southwards and westwards from the mound; the former is 23m long and the later about 15m long. Both may continue beneath the peat and represent the remnants of small field plots.

Though Prowse (1) described it as a hut circle there is no entrance gap, and if it was a hut it is the sole outlier of the apparently bounded settlement to the east (SX 67 SW 6) and in an area otherwise confined to ritual monuments. The utilization of a cairn as a field corner is repeated to the N (SX 67 SW 3). On balance Grinsell's classification seems preferable.

(The grid reference quoted by Greeves (5) (SMR SX 67 SW 016) is incorrect, hence two SMR entries for the same site. A short curvilinear bank noted on the RCHME APP (4) is in part one of the walls extending from the mound and partly a water filled depression). (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 33 1901/497 plan (A B Prowse)
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 151 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 28-JAN-80
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME App Dartmoor 1985 (RAF CPE/UK 1890/1301 10-DEC-46)
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon County SMR SX 67 SW 16, 83
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NVQ 10-MAR-88
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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
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SW 13
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SW 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-01-28
End Date : 1980-01-28
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31