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HER Number:MDV58864
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Vis=1/2/1998 (greeves) substantial round barrow/cairn on wnw 'flank' of ter hill. First noticed on 16/11/1997 when seen crest-sited from fox tor (one mile distant to sw). The cairn lies approx 414m from the easternmost of the ter hill crosses at a bearing of 105 degrees mag. To the cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 707
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/338

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

The cairn/barrow is at least 15m in diam but may be as much as 25m as it is possible that a berm with an outer ring bank extends beyond the central mound. The maximum height of the cairn is not more than 1m above the present ground surface. The site is masked by molinia and presumably a certain depth of peat. A rectangular hollow has been dug into the centre of the mound and looks relatively 'fresh' (ie within the last 100 years or so!). The hollow is orientated approximately ne/sw and measures approx 1.5m x 1m with a max depth of about 0.5m. A displaced stone lies on the top of the mound on the ne side of the hollow (worksheet).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV226576.

Des=greeves, t. /(1/2/1998)/worksheet in pf.


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=1/2/1998 (greeves) substantial round barrow/cairn on wnw 'flank' of ter hill. First noticed on 16/11/1997 when seen crest-sited from fox tor (one mile distant to sw). The cairn lies approx 414m from the easternmost of the ter hill crosses at a bearing of 105 degrees mag. To the cross.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 1:54PM