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HER Number:MDV10314
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Feniton


Barrow(diam 38.0m, heig 0.7m).


Grid Reference:SY 098 991
Map Sheet:SY09NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFeniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFENITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448710
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09NE/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Lower Palaeolithic to XI - 698000 BC to 1100 AD (Between))

Full description

DIAM 38.0M, HEIG 0.7M, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102116.

Barrow(diam 38.0m, heig 0.7m).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV102118.

Vis=-/2/1967 (ancient monuments) round (bowl) barrow. In good condition; but the tump has been spread by cultivation. Currently in pasture. Scheduled as dv612.

Timms, S. C., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV102121.

Vis=estimated -/-/1978 (timms, pers. Comm). A rise still visible as low mound in garden of 6 salisbury avenue. Barrow is mentioned in a charter of 1061: it formed a landmark in describing the bounds of ottery st. Mary and is thought to have had an enclosure around it.

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV102124.

Vis=est -/-/1998 (salvatore) at sy09869911. Beneath modern housing. Recommended for de-scheduling (mpp). De-scheduled 23/7/1999 under 91209 (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102125.

Watson, h. W. /tda/61(1929)377/a devonshire village (feniton) in the olden days.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102126.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102127.

Rose-troup, f. /tda/71(1939)207-208/the anglo-saxon charter of ottery st. Mary.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102128.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)36.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102129.


WATSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122657.

Vis=estimated -/-/1929(watson) denbury (danesbury) field contained a tumulus, probably the burial place of a dane. Opened in 1920, when nothing was found except charcoal and traces of burning. Previously opened seventy years before, when some small articles were found. May have been danish settlement here. Other place names nearby have danish associations; some old cottages were known as 'rats' castle', and there is a 'danes' mill' not far away.

ROSE-TROUP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22906.

Said to have been despoiled in the 19th century when "swords and things" were found (danish origin is only surmise) (rose-troup).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=19/11/1953 (os) much ploughed. No trace of berm or ditch.

Cotswold Archaeology, 2010, Land at Ottery Road, Feniton, Devon: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV347498.

Other details: Figure 2.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102116Migrated Record: DIAM 38.0M, HEIG 0.7M.
SDV102118Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV102121Report - Survey: Timms, S. C..
SDV102124Report - Survey: AM.
SDV102125Migrated Record:
SDV102126Migrated Record:
SDV102127Migrated Record:
SDV102128Migrated Record:
SDV102129Migrated Record:
SDV122657Migrated Record: WATSON.
SDV22906Migrated Record: ROSE-TROUP.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV347498Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2010. Land at Ottery Road, Feniton, Devon: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 10006. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM