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HER Number:MDV12702
Name:Unlikely barrow on Wigford Down

Summary

Recorded in 1951. Not visible on aerial photographs and is an unconfirmed site.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 542 654
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/52
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3239-40 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX56NW14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV229426.

Barrow, 20 feet in diameter, ploughed (citing Fox, A., 1951). Map object based on this source.


Price, D. G., 1978, Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down, 69-75 (Article in Serial). SDV220620.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1978. Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. Unknown. 69-75.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX56NW14. Oakford Archaeology. Card Index.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3239-40.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 15 2017 12:46PM