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Monument Number 444176

Hob Uid: 444176
Location :
West Devon
Grid Ref : SX6147093040
Summary : A Bronze Age round cairn situated on the summit of Watchet Hill. The cairn survives as a 0.8 metre high oval mound measuring 16.6 metres long north to south by 13.8 metres wide east to west. A T-shaped trench, the consequence of a partial early excavation, cuts through the central part of the mound. Adjacent to the south eastern side of the mound there is a 2.3 metre wide and 0.2 metre deep ditch. This represents the remains of the quarry ditch from which material was derived during the construction of the cairn. The ditch would have originally surrounded the mound but now survives largely as a buried feature. Scheduled.
More information : The remains of a ruined tumulus, twelve yards in
diameter, lie one fifth of a mile NE of the Nine Stones (SX 69
SW 12) and thirty yards SW of a flag-staff on Watchet Hill.
(SX 61489304 on OS 6" 1903.) (1)

SX 6147 9304 A tumulus 15.6 metres in diameter and up to 0.6 metres
high. The centre and north-west side of the mound have been
mutilated but it is still very well defined. Surveyed at 1/2500. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details :
Page(s) : 186
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 22 (1890)
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 23-JUL-74
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Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 18/03/1998
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Round Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28669
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 25
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 69 SW 25
Start Date : 1974-07-23
End Date : 1974-07-23