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HER Number:MDV130337
Name:Possible barrows near Sands Gate Cross, Drewsteignton


Possible site of two barrows seen in 1792.


Grid Reference:SX 697 902
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SE72
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1572706
  • Pastscape: 1572706

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Swete, R. J. (Revd), 1792-1801, 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete, 60-61 (Record Office Collection). SDV337942.

Possible site of two barrows seen in 1792. "Somewhat on the south of the cromlech (SX79SW1), descending the hill (circa SX697902?), we arrived at a circle formed byna vallum circa 4 feet high on the outside. Although the greater part of the stones which were erected on the top of the mound are gone, and those that remain are deep sunk in the ground, sufficient remaining to see it as a circle 31 paces in diameter. Contiguous is another circle of the same dimensions."

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 30/03/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

(28/04/1982) From the description and sketch in Swete, these appear to be adjacent barrows with kerbs on their rims of diameters of circa 28.3m and slope heights of 1.2m (citing Attrill, N. J.).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337942Record Office Collection: Swete, R. J. (Revd). 1792-1801. 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown + Digital. 60-61. [Mapped feature: #129446 ]
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 30/03/2021.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 30 2021 11:15AM