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HER Number:MDV13637
Name:Possible barrow south of Higher Thynacombe Wood

Summary

A low grass-covered mound in the north-west corner of a field, which measures around 0.5 metres in height and 10 metres in diameter, with no stones visible. The edge is most clearly defined on the downhill side tending to merge into the natural hillside on the upper side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 704 634
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/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist, October 1978 (Worksheet). SDV151046.

A low grass-covered mound in the north-west corner of a field in the Thinnacombes area Ordnance Survey no. 1862 (Tithe Apportionment no 190) called Bean Town, which occupies the fairly level top of the ridge west of the Harbourne in an area of metamorphosed slate. The height is about 0.5 metres and diameter about 10 metres, with no stones visible. The edge is most clearly defined on the downhill side tending to merge into the natural hillside on the upper side (Robinson, R., May 1978).
This has been inspected by Mr. T. Greeves who considered it to be a possible barrow (October 1978).


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

Not visible on 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. October 1978.
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: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2016 10:14AM