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HER Number:MDV1782
Name:Barrow 'C' in Crownhill Down Prehistoric Cemetery

Summary

Barrow 'C' is one of a group of Prehistoric round barrows or cairns on Crownhill Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 598
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438398
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/1/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 759C

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1970, Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343785.

Barrow (c) two mounds originally with the northern badly holed. Barrow diameter 7.32 metres by up to 0.6 metres high. Other details: Monument 759.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 170 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Large hollow surrounded by upcast from it. Perhaps a gutted cairn. Diameter 8.0 metres, height 0.2 metres.


Edwards, C., 1979, An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball (Report - Survey). SDV337241.

Site visited on 15th June 1979. A small flat topped barrow overlapped on southern sides by waste from a trial pit which divides it from its adjacent barrow. Barrow 'C' diameter 5 metres, height 0.1 metres.


Department of Environment, 1986, Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343786.

Crownhill Down Prehistoric cemetery Barrow (C). Other details: Monument 759.


Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 438398 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343789.

Group of round barrows or cairns on Crownhill Down. Barrow (C) consists of two conjoined barrows. This disturbed barrow has a large oval pit dug into the centre. The mound is 8.9 metres by 8 metres across and the pit is 5.1 metres by 4.2 metres. The mound is 0.6 metres high and the pit is 1 metre deep. A distinct but low spoil spread which lies against the north side of the mound is 1.2 metres across and 0.3 metres high. Other details: Barrow C.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 170.
  • Report - Survey: Edwards, C.. 1979. An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
  • Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
  • Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1970. Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
  • Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1986. Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
  • National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 438398. National Monuments Record Database. A4 Stapled + Digital. [Mapped feature: #82131 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV1780Part of: Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery on Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2016 11:52AM