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Monument Number 444210

Hob Uid: 444210
Location :
Devon
West Devon
South Tawton, Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6211090450
Summary : A turf covered cairn on a gentle north west facing slope overlooking Taw Marsh. It measures 6 metres north to south by 5.3 metres and stands to a maximum of 0.6 metres high. It is roughly circular in plan and is apparently undisturbed apart from some minor delving in north western quadrant. Scheduled.
More information : SX 62129048 Cairn, diameter 5.5m, height 0.3m.
Visited May 1976. (1)

SX 62119045. A turf covered cairn on level stoney ground which lies
between the north western foot of Metheral Hill and Taw Marsh. This
gently domed cairn measures 6.0m north to south by 5.3m and stands a
maximum of 0.6m high. It is roughly circular in plan and is
apparently undisturbed apart from some minor delving in north western
quadrant.
It is probably of medieval or later in origin and constructed to mark
the boundary of Dartmoor Forest and South Tawton parishes which in
this area runs in a straight line from two boundary stones
(SX 68 NW 71) on Metheral Hill to another two stones (SX 69 SW 63)
flanking the River Taw.
Three further stoney mounds (SX 69 SW 42, 66 and 67) on or near the
same boundary lie to the north west and south east. (2)

This feature remains as described by Authority 2. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : LV Grinsell
Page(s) : 143
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 SAJP 10-AUG-1993
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 02-Jul-99
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 24-OCT-2003 EH Field Investigation
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Source : Field report on SX 69 SW 41 - 10-AUG-1993
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Source : Features in SX 69 SW, 41-42, 56-72, 74-78/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval, Medieval
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Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 82-01
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28724
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 41
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION SX 69 SW 41
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-08-10
End Date : 1993-08-10
Associated Activities : Primary, NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31