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HER Number:MDV13641
Name:Barrow 300 metres north-west of Harbourneford


Barrow in the south-western corner of a field near Harbourneford. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 714 624
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of Bronze Age barrow in south-western corner of field to north of Harbourneford

Other References/Statuses

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset: NI Site
  • National Monuments Record: SX76SW28
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444977
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/43

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX76SW28 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV174093.

Barrow near Harbourneford.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets (Worksheet). SDV340722.

A possible barrow exists in a field (Ordnance Survey number: 1699). It is close against the south-western field boundary which is unaltered since the tithe apportionment survey in 1843, when the field was number 2363, and the name Burrow Park, in a holding of land named Burland which also included number 2361 Bridge Park, 2367 Burland Meadow and 2371 Brook Park.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 169 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

SX 71456247. Round barrow in south-west corner of grass field, the hedge of which is angled to avoid it. The barrow measures 20 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high. Visited on 30/06/1977. Other details: No 13.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photograph.

ADAS, 1995, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV174094.

A feature consisting of a rounded mound about 20 metres in diameter.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This barrow was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174093Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX76SW28. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV174094Site Visit: ADAS. 1995. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 169.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 20 2022 3:37PM