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Monument Number 443346

Hob Uid: 443346
Location :
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6202072080
Summary : Cairn circle and cist
More information : Kist and retaining circle of cairn. The retaining circle is 4.5m diameter, and the height of the remaining earthen mound is 0.7m. The condition of the retaining circle is good although 2 stones at the eastern entrance are fallen. The cairn contains a cist, of which only th esouthern side stone and eastern end stone remain. Some stones at the western end appear to be reinforcements to the missing end stone (see plan). The cist depth is 0.65m. A large flat granite stone within the cist may be the missing end stone. The cist is 1.35m by 0.7m wide. Conditions of cairn good, of cist ruinous. (1)

A cist, with a depth of 2ft 6 ins and one side stone missing,
within a 15 ft diameter cairn circle. (Plan) (2)

(SX 62027208) Cairn Circle and Cist (NR). (3)

SX 62017207 To the south-east of Royal Hill at 379m. OD is the
remains of a cairn with a kerb containing a cist with no
coverstone. The cairn, 0.6m. high, is contained within the 5.0m.
diameter kerb (see ground photographs). The cist, aligned NW/SE
measures 1.3m. by 0.6m and is 0.6m. deep. The fallen stone planned by
Worth now lies beyond the kerb (see amended plan).

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

A cairn and cist, the southernmost of four, spaced along the contour on the E side of Royal Hill, in a relatively stone free area. It is intervisible with the cairn to the N (SX 67 SW 34).

The cairn is 4.9m in diameter and 0.4m high with a flattish, platform, top. It is retained by a kerb of almost contiguous orthostats, the largest 1.1m long, 0.2m thick, and 0.6m high. A few are fallen or displaced. The central cist is oriented WNW to ESE, lacking both coverstone and N side slab. Internally it measures 1.35m by 0.75m by 0.55m deep.

The S side slab is 1.5m long, 0.15m thick and 0.6m deep. The E one is of similar thickness, 0.6m long, with 0.3m of its depth exposed. Two small slabs, up to 0.5m high, are set into the W end of the cist and may have supported a possible side slab, 0.4m square, which lies in the bottom of the cist. Internally the cist is 1.35m long and 0.75m wide.

Reference to an OS sketch plan of 1950 (1) adn the 1980 amendments to Worth's plan (3) show a continuation of minor interference to this monument since 1905. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DG 29-AUG-50
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Source details : T Devon Ass 40 1908 85 plans (R H Worth)
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NJA 06-FEB-80
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 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 : Cairn
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 728
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SW 39
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SW 38
Start Date : 1980-02-06
End Date : 1980-02-06
Associated Activities : RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31