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HER Number:MDV3341
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Sheepstor

Summary

Leedon, not far from head of the drizzlecombe. Restoration attempted, placing kist well away from centre of circle, which is unlikely. Cist cannot have exceeded 0.9m in length. Coverstone still there. The barrow or cairn 6.0m in diameter, 0.6m high, is surrounded by a retaining circle, of which four stones still stand on the nw circumference. Small stones in circle. View (worth). Vis=29/7/1972 (grinsell). Cairn with retaining circle, enclosing cist placed se/nw. Diameter 5.5m, height 0.3m (grinsell). Vis=1/6/1977 (os). Cairn, diameter 5.7m, height 0.4m. Four stones of circle remain in nw quadrant. Cist in centre is partly destroyed. Overall size 1.7m by 1.2m (os). Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Mound 6m diam, 0.4m high. Cist, placed off centre, 1.7m by 1.2m by 0.3m deep, orientated nw-se. Side and end slabs present; coverstone lies on ne side. Retaining kerb of 6 stones (am).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 678
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/51
  • Old SAM Ref: 10737

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV230289.

Leedon, not far from head of the drizzlecombe. Restoration attempted, placing kist well away from centre of circle, which is unlikely. Cist cannot have exceeded 0.9m in length. Coverstone still there. The barrow or cairn 6.0m in diameter, 0.6m high, is surrounded by a retaining circle, of which four stones still stand on the nw circumference. Small stones in circle. View (worth). Vis=29/7/1972 (grinsell). Cairn with retaining circle, enclosing cist placed se/nw. Diameter 5.5m, height 0.3m (grinsell). Vis=1/6/1977 (os). Cairn, diameter 5.7m, height 0.4m. Four stones of circle remain in nw quadrant. Cist in centre is partly destroyed. Overall size 1.7m by 1.2m (os). Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Mound 6m diam, 0.4m high. Cist, placed off centre, 1.7m by 1.2m by 0.3m deep, orientated nw-se. Side and end slabs present; coverstone lies on ne side. Retaining kerb of 6 stones (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230290.

Worth, r. H. /tda/61(1929)85 pl.11/48th report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230291.

Osa=sx56ne26/photograph,plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230292.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)166.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record:
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM