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HER Number:MDV14614
Name:Prehistoric Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down

Summary

Barrow on slopes of Crownhill Down, to the north of a row of four other barrows, forming a Prehistoric barrow cemetery on the western slope of Crownhill Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 599
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438411
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/8
  • Old SAM County Ref: Part of 1027 A-G

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. + Griffiths, D., 1981, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV337248.

Probable prehistoric barrow on form of discrete low mound approximately 10 metres diameter and 0.5 metres maximum height. It lies approximately 170 metres north-west from the cairn marked as 'Pile of Stones' on Ordnance Survey maps at SX56805988.

Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J., 1982, Mapping Three Millennia of Settlement and Land Use on Crownhill Down, South West Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV362901.

Visited in 1980.

AMAX, 1982, The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites (Plan - measured). SDV149232.

Prehistoric barrow shown to the north of the parish boundary with a row of four Prehistoric barrows shown in a line to the south.

Devon County Council, 1982, Untitled Source (Plan - measured). SDV337246.

Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J., 1985, Linear Banks on Crownhill Down, Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV337244.

Visited in 1980.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX55NE (Cartographic). SDV337243.

Not visible on 1946 and 1977 aerial photographs.

Department of Environment, 1986, Barrow Cemetery on Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Schedule Document). SDV337245.

Barrow cemetery on western slope of Crownhill Down. This site has no statutory description.

Pye, A. R. + Noble, S. + Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological survey of part of Crownhill Down, Shaugh Prior, 3 (Report - Survey). SDV337249.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 438411 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343823.

A round mound spread to 11 metres diameter and up to 0.5 metres high with a slight depression on the top. Linear group of six round barrows or cairns with three more possible mounds, lie on a south-west facing slope of Crownhill Down. These turf-covered mounds all have some stone visible although there are no traces of kerbs. It is possible that some of the mounds are built around rock outcrops.

English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 109 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.

English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 102 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149232Plan - measured: AMAX. 1982. The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites. Map (Paper).
SDV337243Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX55NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV337244Article in Serial: Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J.. 1985. Linear Banks on Crownhill Down, Dartmoor. Landscape History. 7. Unknown.
SDV337245Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1986. Barrow Cemetery on Western Slope of Crownhill Down. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV337246Plan - measured: Devon County Council. 1982. Plan.
SDV337248Worksheet: Greeves, T. + Griffiths, D.. 1981. Barrow. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV337249Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Noble, S. + Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological survey of part of Crownhill Down, Shaugh Prior. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.17. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 109.
SDV343823National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 438411. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 102.
SDV362901Article in Serial: Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J.. 1982. Mapping Three Millennia of Settlement and Land Use on Crownhill Down, South West Dartmoor. Field Studies. 5. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV72920Part of: Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12660Related to: Possible Barrow on Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV72921Related to: Possible Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV72922Related to: Prehistoric Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV72923Related to: Prehistoric Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12654Related to: Prehistoric Cairn in the Barrow Cemetery on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12656Related to: Prehistoric Cairn in the Barrow Cemetery on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2021 11:13AM