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Monument Number 874479

Hob Uid: 874479
Location :
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6140076040
Summary : Cairn with cist (remains of)
More information : SX 61407604 Cairn and Cist.

Remains of a small cairn with cist on a moderate W slope in open grassland at SX 61407604 overlooking the West Dart in Crockern Newtake.
It has been robbed heavily, leaving only one cist slab and fragments of the cairn material. The slab is restangular in side view and in section, firmly embedded on edge, measuring 1.2m long 0.48m high and 0.15m thick. It is aligned NW to SE.
Cairn material in the form of a partly turf covered mounding of small stones, 0.3m high, remains against the NE face of the cist slab and in a slight arc to the E and SE: this seems to be the E side of the cairn with the cist slab in the NE quadrant. The remaining part of the cairn, to the W are almost completely robbed out, leaving only a slight scarp to complete what probably was an oval cairn measuring c.6m N to S and 4.2m E to W.
A search of the area around revealed no evidence of displaced cist slabs or cairn material (1).

Not considered of national importance for scheduling. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 15-MAY-1989, P Pattison.
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Source Number : 2
Source : English Heritage Alternative Action Report
Source details : MPPA, 25-Apr-2002
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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 : Cist, Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 151
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 151
Start Date : 1989-05-15
End Date : 1989-05-15