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HER Number:MDV11801
Name:Barrow 'A' in Crownhill Down Prehistoric Cemetery

Summary

Barrow 'A' is one of a group of Prehistoric round barrows or cairns on Crownhill Down. A
mound remains identifiable as an earthwork circa 11m in diameter on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2013 and aerial photographs of 2018

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 599
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438398
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/1/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 759A

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1951, RAF/540/483, RAF/540/483 RS 4454-4455 24-APR-1951 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352103.

A mound is visible as an earthwork.


Department of Environment, 1970, Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343785.

Barrow (A) 1 foot (0.3 metres) high by 31 feet (9.4 metres) diameter. Other details: Monument 759.


Department of Environment, 1986, Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343786.

Crownhill Down Prehistoric cemetery Barrow (A). Other details: Monument 759.


Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 438398 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343789.

Group of round barrows or cairns on Crownhill Down. Barrow (A) is a ring barrow 11.7 metres by 10.9 metres across with an outer bank 0.5 metres high. There is no surface trace of an outer ditch or kerb.


NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5759 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

A mound is visible as an earthwork.


Google, 2019, Google Earth Pro, EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 05-APR-2007 ACCESSED 11-JUN-2019 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363088.

A mound is visible as an earthwork.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

A mound or ring-work circa 11m in diameter is identifiable on aerial photographs of 1951 and digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2013, at circa SX57175993, on the south-west facing slopes of Crownhill Down, overlooking Old Bottle Hill leat. A subtle but notable central hollow circa 5m in diameter is visible, possibly indicating some past disturbance or that the mound was constructed as a ringwork. The earthwork is interpreted as a barrow of Bronze Age date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV343785Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1970. Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343786Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1986. Crownhill Down Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343789National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 438398. National Monuments Record Database. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV352103Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. RAF/540/483. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/540/483 RS 4454-4455 24-APR-1951.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5759 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363088Aerial Photograph: Google. 2019. Google Earth Pro. Various. Digital. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 05-APR-2007 ACCESSED 11-JUN-2019.

Associated Monuments

MDV1780Part of: Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery on Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down
  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2019 10:30AM