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White Barrow

Hob Uid: 439600
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest, Peter Tavy
Grid Ref : SX5684079300
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn measuring 19.7 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high with an excavation hollow on its summit.
More information : (SX 56857930) White Barrow (NR) (1)

A turf-covered cairn situated on a slight north slope at 490 m
OD. It measures 19.7 m in diameter and is 0.7 m high on the
south side and 1.4 m high on the north. There is a large
excavation hollow in the top.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.

See ground photograph. (2)

SX 56857930. White Barrow, a turf-covered stony mound. The main dimensions of the site are as described by authority 2. The top of the mound displays a large, irregular excavation hollow measuring 3.4m (N-S) by 3.8m and 0.5m deep with what are presumably spoil heaps to the N. Surrounding the cairn are several irregular hollows and scrapes, possibly shell craters, which, on the northern side, have exposed the stony fabric of the mound. (3)

Grinsell No. 31 (4)

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. As recorded by Authority 3. The cairn is in a stable condition under short grass.(5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 15-OCT-79
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : PROBERT SAJ 12-JUL-1994 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Grinsell L.V. 1978 Dartmoor Barrows Proc Devon Archaeol Soc 36, 146
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman P 30-Nov-2004 Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey
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Source : SX 57 NE/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 540
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20398
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX57NE/11/1
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX57NE/11
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 NE 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 NE 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-10-15
End Date : 1979-10-15
Associated Activities : Primary, DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-06-01
End Date : 1996-06-01
Associated Activities : Primary, MERRIVALE RANGE BASELINE CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2004-08-02
End Date : 2004-12-31