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HER Number:MDV12914
Name:Barrow on south-west slope of Penn Beacon


Previously unrecorded barrow on south-west slope of Penn Beacon. One of a linear group lying along the contour. Diameter 5 metres, height 0.5 metres, a flat top. Turf covered with no stones showing.


Grid Reference:SX 594 626
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/131

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R. + Hankin, C., 1980, Cairn on south-west slope of Penn Beacon (Worksheet). SDV151841.

(April 1980) SX 5940 6260 (Approximate). A previously unrecorded barrow on the south-west slope of Penn Beacon overlooking Cholwich Town Waste. Lies on roughly the same contour as that listed by Grinsell as Cornwood no. 3 (at SX 5951 6248: MDV12909) and on a bearing of approximately 330 degrees from it, at a distance of around 200m. It is quite close to the unrecorded cairn at SX 5950 6265, lying on a bearing of about 290 degrees from it.
Lies on a fairly steep south-west facing slope near the border of the moor; part of a linear group of barrows lying along the contour which includes Cornwood nos. 3 and 4 plus 5 unrecorded ones.
Barrow is 5m in diameter, height 0.5m, with a level top. It is covered with turf, bilberry and some gorse with no stones showing. There is no traceable kerb circle.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151841Worksheet: Robinson, R. + Hankin, C.. 1980. Cairn on south-west slope of Penn Beacon. Worksheet. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12915Related to: Cairn on south-west slope of Penn Beacon (Monument)
MDV12909Related to: Cairn on the lower slope of Penn Beacon, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV45312Related to: Cairn on the south-west slope of Penn Beacon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 8 2021 10:36AM