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Quintins Man

Hob Uid: 443946
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6209083860
Summary : The remains of a round cairn sitauted on a prominent ridge of Whitehorse Hill overlooking the valleys of the River Teign and Dart. The cairn survive as a turf-covered stony mound 20.5 metres in diameter standing up to 1.9 metres high. It has a circular depression in the centre which measures 6.5 metres by 0.7 metres deep into which is built a shelter. Scheduled.
More information : SX 62108386. Quintin's Man (NAT) Cairn (NR). (1)

A cairn. The name implies a standing stone, but there is no
knowledge of one in living memory. (2)

A cairn measuring 18.3m in diameter and 1.7m in height with
turf-covered sides. In 1950 it was reported to have a hollow in the
centre and to be very mutilated(a) but now the centre has been
infilled with stone to present a flat top and there are no obvious
mutilations.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (3)

The remains of a large cairn lie on the edge of a flat-topped spur overlooking the North Teign Valley at SX 62108386, 600m east of Teign Head, and close to some buildings used by the MoD. The cairn comprises a large, turf-covered stony mound, 17.5m N-S, 16.5m E-W, and 1.6m high. A light shelf lies around the southeastern quadrant. There is a circular depression in the centre whcih measures 6.5m in diameter and 0.7m deep. Built into this depression is a circular shelter, some 2.6m in diameter, with an entrance to the southeast (4). The central depression seems to have been made some time after 1979 (see authority 3), whilst the small shelter was built some time after 1994 (5).

This fine cairn is generally as described. There is some visitor damage - stones removed from the fabric are being used to heighten the walls of the shelter. (7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1965
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hansford Worth R. 1953. Dartmoor, 271
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 12-SEP-79
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : JHO : field investigator (OS) 19.8.50
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley HM. 01-AUG-1995. RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ. 20-APR-1994. RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 29/04/1998
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Fletcher M. 20-OCT-2003. EH Field Investigation
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Source : SX 68 SW/ink survey
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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 Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 479
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SW 23
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28679
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SW 109
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SW 23
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 SW 23
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-09-12
End Date : 1979-09-12
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-04-10
End Date : 1996-07-12
Associated Activities : Primary, NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31