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Monument Number 443277

Hob Uid: 443277
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6065073970
Summary : Cairn (rems.)
More information : Remains of a cairn containing parts of two cists side by side.
The westerly cist has two side stones upright, the other cist
has only its east side stone in place. (1)

Remains of cairn. Diameter 5.5m. The retaining circle can be traced for the greater part of its circuit and eleven stones were found. What must be the eastern most slab of the eastern cist still projects a little way above the turf which coveres the whole of the area contained by the retaining circle, but the other slabs mentioned by Mr Prowse are apparently buried now. General condition of he cairn is poor. Position correct as shown in the 6" field sheet. [SX 6073/6597]. (2)

(SX 60657397) Cairn Circle (NR). (3)

SX 60657395. The remains of a cairn at 358m. OD., in extremely
poor condition, so that apart from two stones on the west side
only the eastern half is visible. This has nine stones forming a
kerb approximating 5.5m. in diameter and 0.2m. high with a
narrow band of internal stones. The cists recorded by Prowse are
not now visible and are presumably silted up or completely
removed and dispersed.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500 for AO Records. (4)

SX 60657395. The faint traces of this cairn circle are situated on a SE-facing slope on a slight, level shelf beneath a large granite outcrop. The area is covered by scattered earthfast boulders and the site lies under blanket peat and reed cover, the overflow from an adjacent marshy area.

The cairn is now visible as a short length of the east kerb, represented by an almost buried line of smallish boulders 0.1m high. These indicate a diameter of aabout 6.0m. A group of three randomly spaced upright stones each c. 0.15m wide and 0.16m high within the kerb may mark the position of one of the two cists (2).

The visual impact of the site is very poor.

Cairn. (5-6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Trans Devon Assoc 33 1901 497 (Prowse A B)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GWR 4-SEP-50
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 10560 1963
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NJA 28-JAN-80
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHM APP Dartmoor 1985 CPE/UK/1890/1301 10-DEC-46
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 MJF 2-FEB-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 16
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SW 15
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