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Monument Number 623397

Hob Uid: 623397
Location :
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6346082620
Summary : The remains of a mutilated Bronze Age kerbed cairn measuring 5 meters in diameter and 0.2 meters high. There is a central semi-recumbent slab 1.6 meters byy 0.25 meters which may cover a cist and other protruding boulders. An inner kerb of granite has further stone slabs up to 0.75 meters high. The inner ring is 2.8 meters in diameter. Scheduled.
More information : Cist with `retaining circle' around it, SE of Sittaford Tor at
SX 63488263. A stone cist, surrounded by orthostats has an overall diameter of ca 19.0m, and the orthostats are 0.6 - 0.8m high. (1)

SX 63478263. This mutilated kerbed cairn is situated on a peat-covered moorland slope below Sittaford Tor at 488m OD.
It measures about 5m in diameter, not 19m as stated by auth 1, and comprises a probably (hidden) central cist set within twin concentric kerbs of granite slabs.
The central semi-recumbent slab orientated N-S which may cover a cist is 1.6m long, 0.25m wide, 0.2m thick and leans to the W. Two 0.2m high boulders protrude through the turf on its NE side also a number of buried stones occur around the central area; their maximim height is 0.2m.
The inner kerb of granite stones c.3.0m in diameter comprises 3 upright contiguous slabs which are each 0.8m high and 1.0m wide; they are from 0.15 to 0.3m thick. Another five slabs have fallen outwards and a gap on the S side may mark the site of a further slab.
Two or three slabs, up to 0.4m high, in the outer circle are in situ the remainder have fallen and most are partially buried under the peat layer. The largest visible fallen slab measures 1.3m by 0.8m and the largest upright is 0.35m high, 0.2m thick and 1.1m wide. (2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Devon County SMR SX 68 SW 105
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 02-JUL-1990
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 19-Mar-99
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Source : Field report on SX 68 SW 110 - 02-JUL-1990
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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, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX68SW105
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28685
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SW 110
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION SX 68 SW 110
Start Date : 1990-07-02
End Date : 1990-07-02