A Round Cairn on Watchet Hill

Devon

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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

West Devon Borough Council

Parish

Belstone

Parliamentary Constituency

Central Devon

Grid Reference

SN615615 (261472, 93042)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.7199, -3.96266

Nearest Postcode

EX20 1QZ

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Notes

A Bronze Age round cairn situated on the summit of Watchet Hill. The cairn survives as a 0.8 metre high oval mound measuring 16.6 metres long north to south by 13.8 metres wide east to west. A T-shaped trench, the consequence of a partial early excavation, cuts through the central part of the mound. Adjacent to the south eastern side of the mound there is a 2.3 metre wide and 0.2 metre deep ditch. This represents the remains of the quarry ditch from which material was derived during the construction of the cairn. The ditch would have originally surrounded the mound but now survives largely as a buried feature. Scheduled.

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