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Monument Number 444160

Hob Uid: 444160
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6110091340
Summary : A round cairn situated on the ridge between Higher Tor and Oke Tor, 250 metres south east of Winter Tor. The cairn survives as a 10 metre diameter mound standing up to 0.9 metres high. A number of edge set stones on the western side of the mound may indicate the presence a kerb which survives elsewhere as a buried feature. The mound material extends 1.4 metres beyond the outer edge of the kerb. A hollow in the centre of the cairn represents the site of a partial early excavation, which recovered a few fragments of burnt bone. Two large stone sitting within the the central pit may be the remnants of a broken cist coverstone. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 61109134) Cairn (NR) (1)

About 300 yards south south east of Winter Tor is a tumulus
diameter 9 yards and height 3 ft, the top of which has been hollowed
out. Within the hollow was a granite slab 4 feet 6 inches by 2 feet
9 inches, covering the remains of a cist, and another slab
approximately 4 ft 9 ins by 3 ft 3ins, either a second capstone
or possibly part of the first cist. The cist contained nothing of
interest except a few small porous and very brittle fragments of
what is aparently bony tissue. After examination the capstone was
replaced and covered with soil and stones. (2)


SX 61119134. A circular, turf and heather covered stony cairn which
lies in the dip in the ridge between Higher Tor and Oke Tor,
approximately 70m south-east of Winter Tor.
It has a diameter of 10m and stands to a height of approximately
0.8m. Its profile is `bowl' shaped with a flat topped central area
and moderately sloping edges. The centre has been dug into leaving a
conical hollow of 2.4m diameter by 0.6m deep. Within the hollow lie
two slabs of granite which are probably components of a cist,
disturbed during excavations in the nineteenth century. They measure
0.8m by 0.6m and 1m by 0.8m. (3)

The remains of this disturbed ridge-top cairn are as described. No change to its condition (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1965
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Page(s) : 187-8
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Vol(s) : 22 (1890)
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 PN 14-JUL-1993
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 18/03/1998
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Fletcher MJ. 04 Feb 2004. EH Field Investigation.
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Source : Field report on SX 69 SW 11 - 14-JUL-1993
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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, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork, Find

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 14
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 486
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28670
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, NR. WINTER TOR
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1889-01-01
End Date : 1890-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, WINTER TOR (SE OF)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1890-01-01
End Date : 1890-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION SX 69 SW 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-07-14
End Date : 1993-07-14
Associated Activities : Primary, NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31