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HER Number:MDV13636
Name:BARROW in the Parish of South Brent

Summary

Remains of barrow. Thinacombes. Possible field clearance cairn. Vis=-/5/1968? (robinson, r. ). A long narrow heap of stones, partly turfed over in the nw corner of field os no 1863, tithe apportionment no.206(1843) 'cold east field'. It measures 16m x 4m lying roughly e-w with the w end about 26m from the west field boundary. It has well defined edge to the s giving a height of about 0.5m but on the n or uphill side it merges into the slope. This may well represent field clearance. There is another possible ring cairn in the same field. The area is slate and the stones comprising the heap, where visible are small pieces of slate. This has been inspected by mr. T. Greeves who considered the site a very doubtful barrow or the result of field clearance. Vis=not visible on raf 1948 aph (rchm aph 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 703 633
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/38

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Neolithic to Post Medieval - 4000 BC to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist, 1968? (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Remains of barrow. Thinacombes. Possible field clearance cairn. Vis=-/5/1968? (robinson, r. ). A long narrow heap of stones, partly turfed over in the nw corner of field os no 1863, tithe apportionment no.206(1843) 'cold east field'. It measures 16m x 4m lying roughly e-w with the w end about 26m from the west field boundary. It has well defined edge to the s giving a height of about 0.5m but on the n or uphill side it merges into the slope. This may well represent field clearance. There is another possible ring cairn in the same field. The area is slate and the stones comprising the heap, where visible are small pieces of slate. This has been inspected by mr. T. Greeves who considered the site a very doubtful barrow or the result of field clearance.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Focrce 1948 aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. 1968?.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV13638Related to: Cairn 230 meters north-north-west of Thynacombe Barn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2016 9:54AM