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HER Number:MDV11420
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Unknown, Uplyme


Vis=-/10/1957 (ancient monuments) three of four barrows on shapwick hill.


Grid Reference:SY 303 930
Map Sheet:SY39SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUnknown
Civil ParishUplyme
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY39SW/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 408B-D
  • Old SAM Ref: 29662.2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description


Vis=14/1/1998 (salvatore) three barrow mounds forming a linear group on shapwick hill. Low and flat-topped. All show signs of having been disturbed and all display various degrees of damage to their mounds. The e barrow of the group (formerly dv 408b) is about 7m in diam and about 0.7m high. The central barrow (formerly dv 4o8c) has evidence for a surrounding quarry ditch about 2m wide and its mound shows signs of excavation; it is 7.7m in diam and about 0.9m high. The w barrow (formerly dv 408d) is 6.3m in diam and 0.5m high. All of the barrows were reportedly opened by 19c antiquarians. The barrow group is mentioned in an anglo-saxon charter boundary of ad 938 where it is recorded as "enlipsexberges" - the lonely six barrows (mpp).

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV677.

Vis=15/4/1983 (griffith) although three mounds are still visible here, in an uncultivated corner of the field, all three appear to have been mutilated: their sides are unnaturally steep and the tops have been cut into.

D, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90863.

Barrow (d) a small mound with brambles. Sy30319001.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=12/4/1971 (grinsell) barrow d has a diameter of 5.5m, height 0.6m. Barrow c has a diameter of 5.5m, height 1m. Barrow b has a diameter of 8m and height 0.9m (grinsell).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV123368.

Vis=-/10/1957 (ancient monuments) three of four barrows on shapwick hill.

B, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123370.

Barrow (b) the eastern, 7ft high with brambles. Sy30339001.

C, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123371.

Barrow (c) the central, 6ft high with brambles. Sy30329001.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123378.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123379.

Des=extract from os 1:2500 1959 in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123380.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)43.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123381.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV123382.

Hooke, d. /pre-conquest charter boundaries of devon and cornwall/(1994)130.

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

Vis=16/11/1953 (os).

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1506 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

3 barrows on Shapwick Hill forming linear group. Eastern barrow c. 7m dia. x c. 0.7m high; central barrow c. 7.7m dia x c. 0.9m high; Western barrow c. 6.3m dia. x 0.5m high. Barrow group as a whole referred to in Anglo-Saxon Charter of AD938 as 'Enlipsexberges' meaning 'the lonely six barrows'. Scheduled Monument.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV123368Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV123370Migrated Record: B.
SDV123371Migrated Record: C.
SDV123378Migrated Record:
SDV123379Migrated Record:
SDV123380Migrated Record:
SDV123381Migrated Record:
SDV123382Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1506.
SDV677Report - Survey: Griffith, F. M..
SDV90863Migrated Record: D.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2016 10:09AM