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HER Number:MDV108187
Name:Possible Barrow in Ten Acre Plantation


A possible prehistoric barrow is visible as a circular mound with possible surrounding ditch on images derived from Lidar data.


Grid Reference:SX 512 974
Map Sheet:SX59NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorthlew
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 13/06/1994, Barrows (Personal Comment). SDV278057.

Possibly tree clumps or tree rings.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

The area is partially obscured by tree and vegetation growth.

Timms, S. C., 20/07/1981, Barrows (Worksheet). SDV278056.

Three roughly circular features in a field between Ashbury and Scobchester are marked on the Ordnance Survey drawing of 1803. These may be barrows. On Ordnance Survey 6inch map of 1964 this area is part of 'Ten Acre Plantation'.

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

A circular mound is visible.

Knight, S., 2013-2015, Land Management Case Work (Personal Comment). SDV351543.

A possible prehistoric barrow, circa 20 metres in diameter, is visible as a circular mound with probable surrounding ditch on images derived from Lidar data. The possible earthwork is 60 metres from Scheduled barrow MDV3629, in the approximate location of three features depicted on the 1803 OS surveyor's draft which have been tentatively identified as barrows (MDV12889). A further irregular earthwork circa 10 metres to the south-west may be associated.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV278056Worksheet: Timms, S. C.. 20/07/1981. Barrows. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV278057Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 13/06/1994. Barrows.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital. [Mapped feature: #67571 ]
SDV351543Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2013-2015. Land Management Case Work.

Associated Monuments

MDV3629Related to: Barrow south-east of Kennel Bridge Cross (Monument)
MDV12889Related to: Possible Barrow in Ten Acre Plantation (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2015 2:13PM