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Monument Number 444173

Hob Uid: 444173
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Belstone
Grid Ref : SX6078091950
Summary : A Bronze Age ring cairn situated below Belstone Tor within the valley of the East Okement River. The cairn survives as a 0.5 metre high bank surrounding a 4.1 metre diameter internal area. The bank around the southern and eastern side of the cairn is faced on both sides with edge set stones. A large flat stone lying on the south western part of the ring bank may represent a displaced cist coverstone. The overall dimensions of the cairn are 9.5 metres east to west by 8.5 metres north to south. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 60789195) Cairn circle (NR) (1)

About 300 yards south east of the confluence of the East Ockment
and the Blackaven Brook, and about 90 yards east by south of a
small modern bridge is a circle 5 yards in diameter. "A few small
stones are still erect but most are much larger than is usual
in hut circles and these are all fallen". Prowse considers that
it is possibly a tumulus-ring like the "Nine Maidens" (SX 69
SW 12); it is however small in diameter compared with other tumuli
on Dartmoor, and it stands on relatively low ground. (2)

Visible on Aps. (3)

Cairn 8m in diameter and 0.3m high, with a retaining circle 4.8m in diameter. (4)

The remains of this partially excavated cairn comprises a half-circleof a boulder/slab faced bank 0.5m high with an extensive spread of spoil on the outside. A large central hollow, 0.5m deep has exposed some boulders. The large slab may, as suggested, have been a coverstone. (5)

Sources :
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) : 186-7
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Vol(s) : 22 (1890)
Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : APs (RAF/3G/TUD/UK 138 4436-7 11.4.46)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : Grinsell LV
Page(s) : 133
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Fletcher M.J 29 May 2004. English Heritage Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Ring Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 547
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28667
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 22
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