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HER Number:MDV12702
Name:Unlikely barrow on Wigford Down


Recorded in 1951. Not visible on aerial photographs and is an unconfirmed site.


Grid Reference:SX 542 654
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NW14
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439072
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/52

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3239-40 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX56NW14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV229426.

Barrow, 20 feet in diameter, ploughed (citing Fox, A., 1951). Small low mound visible on air photographs situated in a small
ditched rectangular field.

Price, D. G., 1978, Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down, 69-75 (Article in Serial). SDV220620.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220620Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1978. Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. Unknown. 69-75.
SDV229426Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX56NW14. Oakford Archaeology. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #4618 ]
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3239-40.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8316 - Wigford Down PAL survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 7 2021 4:22PM