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Monument Number 874599

Hob Uid: 874599
Location :
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6142076480
Summary : Cairn
More information : SX 61437648 Cairn.

A robbed cairn situated on a moderate, W slope at SX 61437648 overlooking the West Dart.
Just over half of this cairn remains, it is robbed from the S leaving the N end as a semi-circular `bank' of partly turf-covered, medium size stones with some rubble within, its maximum height is 0.6m and original diameter c6m. A large granite slab lies the W side and a boulder is exposed just N of the centre. These may be part of a distroyed cist, but the boulder is very irregular and looks like a natural stone in situ around which the cairn may have been built. There is no trace of any deliberate Kerbing or other construction.
A field wall associated with prehistoric (SX 67 NW 58) and possibly historic (SX 67 NW 145) settlement is aligned upon the cairn from the NW. It has clearly been broken up and strippped out for the 15m nearest the cairn which may have been incorporated in the wall and utilised for cleared material. The original function of the cairn is therefore, obscured (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation,15-MAY-1989, P Pattison.
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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
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 153
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 153
Start Date : 1989-05-15
End Date : 1989-05-15