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Monument Number 443331

Hob Uid: 443331
Location :
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6208072320
Summary : Cairn and cist
More information : (SX 62087232) Cairn Circle & Cist (NR). (1)

A cist consisting of two end stones and one side stone with
one side stone "thrown outwards", within the remains of a kerb
circle about 17 ft diameter. (2)

SX 62077231. On the lower south-east slope of Royal Hill at 380m. OD is the remains of a cist within a cairn 6.4m. in diameter and 0.6m. high. An incomplete kerb around the cairn is 5.3m. in diameter externally, and 0.6m. high. The cist is central, aligned NW/SE and measures 0.95m. by 0.8m. and 0.6m. deep with no coverstone. Possible traces of a smaller second kerb 0.9m inside the former are visible on the NE though the condition of the cairn makes this uncertain.

Surveyd at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500 for AO Records. (3)

Barrow. (4)

A cairn and cist on the SE side of Royal Hill, one of four cairns along the 380m contour and intervisible with two, (SX 67 SW 35 and 39).

The cairn has an overall diameter of about 7.5m in diameter, and 0.6m high, with a flattish top. There are traces of an inner kerb 4.5m in diameter, and an outer one 5.7m across comprising boulders and slabs, the largest 1.5m long, 0.6m high, and 0.2m thick.

The interior of the central cist is about 0.8m square with four stories up to 0.25m thick and 0.6m deep but the southern one overlaps the sides, is 1m long, and gives the cist its NW to SE alignment. This and the two end stones incline inwards; the northern one inclines slightly outwards. There is no cover stone. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963.
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Source details : T Devon Ass 40 1908 85 plan (R H Worth).
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 05-FEB-80
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Source Number : 4
Source details : RCHME APP Dartmoor 1985: (NMR SX 6273/1 12-APR-69)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 6-FEB-89
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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 : Cist, Round Cairn
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SW 34
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SW 33
Start Date : 1980-02-05
End Date : 1980-02-05
Associated Activities : RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31