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Monument Number 443799

Hob Uid: 443799
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
North Bovey
Grid Ref : SX6866081630
Summary : The heavily disturbed remains of a large, flat-topped cairn lie on the ridge crest 230 metres north of Birch Tor. The centre and south margin of this feature have apparently suffered from an unrecorded excavation with spoil dumped to the south and on the east fringe of the mound. Two large upright slabs are embedded in the unexcavated interior of the cairn and may have previously been interpreted as elements of a kerb even though they lie several metres in from the actual edge of the feature. 10m to the north-west of the cairn is a warren boundary stone inscribed with the letters`WB'on its eastern side. Both cairn and boundary stone are scheduled.
More information : TUMULUS. [OE]. (1)

Tumulus has retaining circle. (2)

The Tumulus which is about 14 metres in diameter, and about 2ft in
in height is in good condition, but the retaining circle was not
clearly defined on the ground, and has not been added to field
issument. (3)

SX 68668163. The heavily disturbed remains of a large, flat-topped cairn lie on the ridge crest 230m N of Birch Tor. The spread, heather-covered mound measures 16m N to S by 18m and a maximum of 1.8m high on the W. The centre and S margin of this feature have apparently suffered from an unrecorded excavation with spoil dumped to the S and on the E fringe of the mound. Two large upright slabs are embedded in the unexcavated interior of the cairn and may have previously been interpreted as elements of a kerb even though they lie several metres in from the actual edge of the feature.
(4)

Cairn depicted by Butler (1991 Map 24). (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : O.S. 6" 1906.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : R. Hansford Worth. 9.12.48. Pte. 6".
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : R. Collins. 4.7.52. L.S. Surveyer. A O 25
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 10-OCT-2000 EH Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1991 DARTMOOR ATLAS OF ANTIQUITIES Vol 1 - The East
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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 : Round Barrow
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Boundary Stone
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 90
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34500
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 16
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : BIRCH TOR AND VITIFER - ENGLISH HERITAGE FIELD SURVEY PROJECT.
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2000-07-01
End Date : 2001-03-01