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HER Number:MDV14377
Name:Barrow 150 meters north-east of Yar Tor, Corndon Down

Summary

Barrow north-east of Yar Tor on Corndon Down; located at the northern end of the stone row. Within area of Dartmeet parallel reave system and later prehistoric fields / enclosures. The north cairn comprises vegetation covered mound of earth, slightly ovoid in shape, 6 metres by 6.3 metres by 1 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 741
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE10
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/162
  • Old SAM County Ref: DV529
  • Pastscape: 442883

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 308 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Worth mentions this tumulus.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6774/1, 397-400 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282288.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 117 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 23/7/1972) Cairn with small hollow centre, diameter 6.0 meters, height 1.0 meter.


Ordnance Survey, 1980, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments (Report - Survey). SDV315817.

Survey by Ordnance Survey (approximately 1980) shows site at 1:1250. Copy in parish file. The triple stone row east of Yar Tor appears to be aligned on this barrow.


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

Barrow in enclosure visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 126 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Heather-covered cairn located 98.0 meters to the north of the last stone recorded of the stone row east of Yar Tor. Measures 6.0 meters in diameter by 1.0 meters in height. Other details: Map 14, 11.


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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

(Visited 14/03/2008) The north cairn comprises vegetation covered mound of earth, slightly ovoid in shape, 6 metres by 6.3 metres by 1 metres high.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

"Tumulus" marked on the modern digital mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 308.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 117.
SDV282288Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6774/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 397-400.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 126.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
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.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81236 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6434Related to: Cairn on summit of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6458Related to: Hut circle on Corndon Down, east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6459Related to: Yar Tor triple stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 4:48PM