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HER Number:MDV20592
Name:Possible barrow at Deancombe, Walkhampton


Recorded in the 1970s, this feature could not be located during a scheduling assessment visit in the early 2000s. Needs confirmation on the ground.


Grid Reference:SX 577 688
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/307

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=23/5/1979 (os) within the afforested area are a number of pits and mounds, some of which appear to have been excavated. They average 6.0m diameter and 1.2m high and are constructed mainly of soil. Probably connected with mining activity.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV241352.

Des=greeves, t. /dcra swwa burrator survey/(1979)no.34(in smr).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV241353.

Des=ta 1125.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV241354.


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Probable prehistoric barrow lying in an area of tin workings just south of a track between middleworth and deancombe. It consists of a smooth low mound c.12m diameter with a small depression in the centre of it. Probing by j. Turner indicates that it may be of earth/turf construction. Vegetation to be cleared (greeves).

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, Estimated 2002 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under Monument Protection Programme but no barrow could be found. Not recommended for scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. Estimated 2002.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV241352Migrated Record:
SDV241353Migrated Record:
SDV241354Migrated Record:
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2018 12:29PM