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Monument Number 445433

Hob Uid: 445433
Location :
Grid Ref : SX7504088420
Summary : The remains of two Bronze Age cairns.
More information : Two cairns found on Butterdon Down in June 1977.

Approximately SX 75018845 Diameter 5m, height 1m.

Approximately SX 75028844 Diameter 7m, height 1m; large hollow
at centre. (1)

On a small rise on the summit of Butterdon Down at 355m. O.D.
are two adjacent cairns, lying in an area of scattered boulders.

The cairn at SX 75038842 is 5.0m. in diameter and 1.3m. high.
Some of its stones appear to be modern additions.

The cairn at SX 75048842 is 7.8m. in diameter and 1.1m. high.
It has an inner kerb 3.0m. in diameter exposed by a central
excavation pit.

On the east side of this cairn, around its base at varying
distances from the cairn, there is an apparent semi-circle of
spaced stones of rounded boulder type, earthfast and up to
0.3m. high. These may be a fortuitous placement in this boulder
strewn area, or a field boundary or even possibly, a
peristalith. Unfortunately the thick vegatation prevented the
identification of any further stones to clarify the situation.

Surveyed at 1:2500 on M.S.D. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 158 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 08-JAN-82
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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 : Cairn
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 78 NE 30
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 78 NE 29
Start Date : 1982-01-08
End Date : 1982-01-08