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HER Number:MDV13289
Name:Site of a barrow in field at Gisperdown, South Brent


Record of a barrow that once stood in a field north-west of Gisperdown farm. It was removed in the 1950s during a process of field levelling by the farmer. No cist was encountered and only one upright stone in the material removed.


Grid Reference:SX 695 632
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE158
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 901602
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/155

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Mid 20th Century - 2200 BC (Between) to 1959 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

Barrow. Gisperdown. Site of. Removed in 1950's. Vis=estimated -/-/1979 (robinson, r. ). A barrow on gisperdown farm south brent destroyed in the process of field levelling by the owner, some time in the 1950's or 60's. He describes it as having been mainly of earth about 5m diam and 1m heig with one stone set upright in the substance of the barrow. No sign of a kistvaen is reported. It lay roughly in the centre of the field known as gisperdown down at sx695632.

Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent, 17 (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

A barrow near Gisperdown Farm was removed in the 1950s. Located at SX695632.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound. 17.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2022 1:39PM