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Kings Barrow

Hob Uid: 445634
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
North Bovey
Grid Ref : SX7092081430
Summary : A round cairn known as King's Barrow, situated on the summit of King Tor on Hookney Down. The cairn mound measures 21 metres in diameter and stands up to 2.3 metres high. A pit in the centre of the cairn was is the result of a partial excavation undertaken in 1872. The surrounding ditch is still visible on the southern side of the mound. Scheduled.
More information : SX 70928144 King's Barrow (NR). (1)

A "tumulus known as 'King's Barrow', consisting throughout of stones and earth. This has been imperfectly explored without result by ...... Rev R Kirwan." (2)

SX 70928144. A round cairn known as King's Barrow, located on the summit ot King Tor on Hookney Down. The cairn mound measures 21 metres in diameter and stands up to 2.3 metres high. A pit in the centre of the cairn is the result of the partial excavation carried out by the Reverend R Kirwan in 1872. No artefacts were recovered during this investigation. A 4 metre wide and 0.15 metre deep ditch is visible around the southern side of the mound. The remainder will survive as a buried feature. Scheduled. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : T Devon Ass 5 1872 554 (C spence Bate)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 11-DEC-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 21
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34421
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 78 SW 8
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, KING'S BARROW,KING'S TOR
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1872-01-01
End Date : 1897-12-31