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Monument Number 443684

Hob Uid: 443684
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Gidleigh
Grid Ref : SX6528085630
Summary : The remains of a mutilated Bronze Age cist. The north endstone is visible as a thin earthfast slab measuring 0.6 by 0.3 metres. It is set into the north side of a rectangular depression. There is no sign of a covering cairn. Scheduled.
More information : At SX 65278563 there is a mutilated cist; it is
situated on a south west facing slope in open moorland at
1350ft OD. The remains consist of an earthfast thin-slab 0.6m
long by 0.3m high set on the north side of a rectangular
depression 1.0m by 0.8m by 0.2m deep. Another stone just
protrudes through the peat in this hollow. A capstone 1.0m
by 0.9m by 0.15m thick lies at an angle and partly supported
by the cist slab; it has become earthfast on the north west
side.

There is no mound or surrounding bank. Located during field
investigation. See photographs.

Surveyed at 1:2500 on AM. (1)

SX 65288563. A mutilated cist situated amongst peat cuttings on the moderate W slope of shovel Down. Only the N endstone, 0.6m long, remains in situ on the edge of a hollow 1.1m N-S by 0.9m and 0.2m deep. An irregular slab 0.15m thick, probably the disturbed coverstone, lies propped up on the endstone. There is no trace of a covering cairn.
(see RCHME survey `Shovel Down' at 1/2500 scale). (2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JWS 25-JUL-78
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 14-AUG-1991, SAJ Probert.
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 29-Apr-98
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Source : Shovel Down/ink survey
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Source : Shovel Down
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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
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28663
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NE 75
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NE 70
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-07-25
End Date : 1978-07-25
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NE 75
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1991-08-14
End Date : 1991-08-14