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HER Number:MDV3224
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Peter Tavy


Round barrow or clearance cairn on Nattor Down


Grid Reference:SX 539 828
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/36
  • Old SAM County Ref: 586
  • Old SAM Ref: 22248

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV215572.

Round barrow on nattor down. Moorland. Vis=-/-/- (ancient monuments) diameter c.9.0m, height 0.6m. Vis=18/7/1950 (os). Vis=15/8/1979 (os) turf covered cairn 8.3m ne-sw and 6.1m nw-se, 0.6m high. Around the cairn is a cleared area stone free, but it seems improbable that this is merely a clearance cairn. Vis=14/9/1975 (grinsell) cairn on nattor down, 6.4m diameter, 0.6m height. Not visible raf verticals (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1993 (gerrard) round cairn mound measures 9.5m nw-se by 6m ne-sw and stands up to 0.9m high. This cairn has seen limited damage as a result of a post-medieval leat being cut through the eastern part of the mound. The area surrounding the mound has been cleared of stone and it is therefore possible that this mound represents a clearance cairn. The os disregard the clearance hypothesis on the grounds that clearance cairns are not common on dartmoor. This argument is no longer sufficient to justify the identification of this mound as a funerary cairn (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215573.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215574.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)159.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215575.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV215572Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV215573Migrated Record:
SDV215574Migrated Record:
SDV215575Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 11:11AM