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Monument Number 965852

Hob Uid: 965852
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Okehampton Hamlets
Grid Ref : SX5803089220
Summary : A semi-circle of leaning orthostats adjacent to the E side of one of the outcrops forming High Willhays. The stones remain a maximum of 0.75m high and describe an arc some 9m in length. Small boulders and slabs are interspersed with the orthostats suggestive of a ring cairn, in this case attached to the tor.
More information : SX 58048921 An Early/Middle Bronze Age tor cairn on the summit of High Willhays, the highest point in southern England. The cairn includes two semicircular banks attached to the eastern face of a large rock outcrop. Scheduled. (1)

SX 58038922. A semi-circle of leaning orthostats adjacent to the E side of one of the outcrops forming High Willhays. The stones remain a maximum of 0.75m high and describe an arc some 9m in length. Small boulders and slabs are interspersed with the orthostats suggestive of a ring cairn, in this case attached to the tor. The outer ring described by Authority 1 is visible as a slight scarp a maximum of 0.2m high curving around the NE quadrant of the inner ring. It may represent a second element to the cairn or, more likely, be the result of stone removal in the more recent past.
The outcrop to which this cairn is attached is crowned by a recent walkers' cairn which presumably contains material derived from this feature.
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 11-Jan-95
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 15-SEP-2003 EH Field Investigation
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Source : SX 58 NE 5-15, 19-25, 27-33, 35-37, 39-48
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Tor Cairn, Ring Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24158
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 NE 43
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 NE 19
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Associated Activities : NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31