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Monument Number 444204

Hob Uid: 444204
Location :
West Devon
South Tawton
Grid Ref : SX6320092750
Summary : A group of Bronze Age cairns on Cosdon Hill. They are mostly heather-covered and average between 3-6 metres in diameter and 0.3-0.6 metres high.
More information : Within an area of approximately 300m diameter and centred at SX 63209275 there are six or more cairns, mostly heather covered. They vary from 3.0m to 6.0m in diameter and from 0.3m to 0.6m in height. The largest has an excavation hollow in its fully exposed top of small boulders. (1)

The Ivy Tor Water cairnfield, SX 631927, contains 7-10 cairns including at least one oval example. Most of the cairns lie to the west of the reave which runs northward from Ivy Tor Water to Skaigh Warren (SX 68 NW 65). (2)

SX 63059266. Cairn on Cosdon Hill. The cairn mound measures 9.5 metres in diameter and stands up to 1 metre high. A shallow hollow in the centre of the mound represents partial robbing or early exavation. Scheduled. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 07-FEB-78
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings
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Page(s) : 11
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Vol(s) : 38, 1980
Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 11-Feb-02
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34438
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 39
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 69 SW 37
Start Date : 1978-02-07
End Date : 1978-02-07