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Crock Of Gold

Hob Uid: 443343
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6128073060
Summary : Cairn and cist
More information : (SX 61287306) Crock of Gold (NAT)
Cairn Circle and Cist (NR). (1)

A cist, known as "Crock of Gold" surrounded by the remains of a
10 ft diameter cairn circle (Plan). Its cover-stone has been
displaced. Burnard commented that the circle was "fairly well
preserved" and there were "distinct remains of a barrow". (2-3)

The 'Crock of Gold' (name confirmed) is a cairn with a kerb and
cist as planned. The cairn is 7.2m. by 6.2m. and 0.7m. high.
The incomplete kerb within measures 4.1m in diameter, and the
central cist aligned NW/SE, measures 0.8m. by 0.5m. and 0.7m.
deep. (See ground photograph).

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

(SX 61287306) Crock of Gold (NAT) Cairn and cist (NR). (5)

Brief description. (6)

The cairn and cist, named Crock of Gold, at SX 61287306, is on a shelf on a NE hillslope of moorland pasture.

The cairn, 7m in overall diameter and 0.3m high, has a flattish top with a retaining circle set 1m to 1.5m within the perimeter. This consists of six earthfast boulders, about 0.4m across and protruding a similar height above the cairn. Two displaced stones are 1m long, 0.5m wide and 0.2m thick.

A central cist is oriented NW to SE. Internally it is 0.8m long, 0.4m wide at the NW end, 0.5m at the SE, and 0.7m deep. The side slabs are 1m long and pespectively 0.15m and 0.25m thick; the end slabs, 0.5m long and 0.1m thick. The capstone, moved to the W, is 1.3m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick and now rests against the kerb. (7)

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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 : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T. Devon. Ass 22 1890 204-5 plan (R Burnard)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 14-JAN-80
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 1:10000 1981
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : High Dartmoor 1983 375 (E Hemery)
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 9-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 : 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 38
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SW 37
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-01-14
End Date : 1980-01-14
Associated Activities : RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31