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HER Number:MDV28078
Name:Two Mounds on Crownhill Down

Summary

Two mounds identified on Crownhill Down which may be the remains of Prehistoric barrows

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 600
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1363930
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/265

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MOUND (Unknown date)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.


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

Not shown on aerial photograph interpretation.


Robinson, R., 1985, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343987.

Site visited on 21st March 1985. Two small barrows each about 5 metres diameter and 0.5 metres high, lie 20 metres south of a large barrow. Other details: Sketch.


Griffith, F. M., 1989, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343988.

Site visited on 14th April 1989. Mounds visible and their position, below a possibly man-made scarp to the north, makes certain identification as Prehistoric difficult.


National Monuments Record, 2002, 1363930 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343989.

Two small earthen mounds lie at the foot of a natural slope to the south of a large round barrow. One at SX57405999 measures 4 metres by 2.8 metres and up to 0.4 metres high. The second at SX57395999 is 2.8 metres diameter and up to 0.4 metres high. They appear to be composed of growan (decomposed granite) and china clay spoil and seem to be of no great age. Other details: NMR Number SX55NE37.


Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Two small mounds shown on Crownhill Down Survey. Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.


Dyer, M. J., 2003, Archaeological Survey, Evaluation and Recording of a Trial Extraction Site at Hemerdon Pit, Crownhill Down, 1 (Report - Evaluation). SDV159627.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159627Report - Evaluation: Dyer, M. J.. 2003. Archaeological Survey, Evaluation and Recording of a Trial Extraction Site at Hemerdon Pit, Crownhill Down. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.65. A4 stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV337243Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX55NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV343987Personal Comment: Robinson, R.. 1985.
SDV343988Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1989.
SDV343989National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 1363930. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12695Related to: Hemerdon and Broomage China Clay Works (Monument)
MDV2554Related to: Prehistoric Barrow on Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2011 11:46AM