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HER Number:MDV3220
Name:Brentor, Lower Farm, Barrow


Remains of prehistoric barrow to the east of Lower Farm in Brentor


Grid Reference:SX 510 836
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/32

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX58SW14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV336878.

Remains of tumulus. An earthen and stone mound bisected by a modern wall at its south eastern extreme. The north east portion is represented by a semi circular flat topped mound, now independent of the wall, a further 1.5 meters having been destroyed at the ends of each arm to allow passage of water for draining length of wall. The height of this portion is 0.7 meters and decreases to 0.4 meters towards the centre of the barrow where the wall now stands. The portion at the south east side of the wall is represented by a small amount of the original only, and is 0.3 meters in height. The whole feature is much despoiled and very much dug into, the diameter of the whole is 17.0 meters. The condition was fair in 1950. Not visible Royal Air Force verticals of 1985.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 133 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Remains of a barrow of earth and stones bisected by a field wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 133.
SDV336878Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX58SW14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 11:11AM