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Monument Number 443777

Hob Uid: 443777
Location :
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6204089070
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn and retaining circle are alleged at this location. There was no evidence of such a feature during field investigation.
More information : SX 62048907. approx: Cairn with retaining circle diameter 5.5m. Visited by G.M Spooner before 1975. (1)

There is no ground evidence to confirm the presence of the cairn recorded by Grinsell. The area described by the NGR lies on a steep, stoney east-facing slope approximately 100m west of a small prehistoric settlement (SX 68 NW 7).
Grinsell (1) suggests that the cairn visited by Spooner may be that described by Crossing (a). However, Crossing's cairn would seem to lie on Halstock Down, outside Dartmoor Forest Parish.
The monument recorded by Grinsell has probably been confused with one of the huts circles belonging to the nearby settlement. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details :
Page(s) : 144
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 2
Source details : Probert SAJ, 08-OCT-1993 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Crossing's guide to Dartmoor
Source details :
Page(s) : 207
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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
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NW 45
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NW 45
Start Date : 1993-10-08
End Date : 1993-10-08