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Monument Number 443334

Hob Uid: 443334
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6211072420
Summary : Cairn and cist
More information : (SX 62117242) Cairn Circle & Cist (NR). (1)

Remains of a robbed cist, comprising two side stones, within a
9 ft diameter cairn circle. (2)

SX 62107242. On the lower south-east slope of Royal Hill at 384m.
OD. is the remains of a cist surrounded by an incomplete cairn
circle, 2.9m. in diameter (see ground photographs). The cist
is represented by two side stones aligned NW/SE and measures
0.85m. by 0.55m. and 0.4m. deep. There is now no coverstone
and no cairn within the kerb.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500 for AO Records.
(See SX 67 SW 34). (3)

Barrow. (4)

A cairn circle and cist on the SE side of Royal Hill, intervisible with two of three other cairns spaced along the 380m contour (SX 67 SW 34 and 72).

The circle is 3.1m in overall diameter, comprising nine contiguous thick slabs, up to 0.9m long and from 0.3m to 0.7m high.

Two others are fallen and slightly displaced while a third, within the W side of the circle, may be from a gap in the NW. There is virtually no cairn material but the interior has been levelled up to a height of 0.1m on the E, downhill side.

A central cist oriented WNW to ESE is represented by two side stones which protrude 0.15m above ground. They are 1.2m and 0.9m long and both about 0.2m thick and 0.4m deep. The longer, northern one leans inwards and touches the other at the W end; at the E the stones are 0.8m apart seperated by two flat (packing ?) stones each about 0.35m across. An overgrown and embedded slab against the circle W if the cist may have been an end stone.

The cover stone probably suffered the common fate of being cut into posts, but a trimmed stone, 1.1m long and 0.35m square, lies 0.7m outside the circle on the SW and may be a relic. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 40 1908 85 plan (R H Worth)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 05-FEB-80
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
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 NVQ 16-JUN-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 : Cairn, Cist
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SW 35
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SW 34
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
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