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HER Number:MDV3836
Name:Round Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton


Round barrow, 19.0 metres diameter and 0.6 metres high, no evidence of a ditch. Part of barrow cemetery at Heathfield.


Grid Reference:SX 463 794
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLamerton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 34284
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX47NE3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 143 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visit 13th June 1971. Round barrow located in pasture, 20 metres diameter, 0.4 metres high.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1983 - 2003, SX47NE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342333.

1. Site visit 6th October 1950. Low circular mound, probably a ploughed down barrow. Situated in a small field used for pasture. 21.0 metres diameter, 0.5 metres high. Condition fair. No signs of a ditch.
2. Round barrow 20.0 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high. Site visit by L.V. Grinsell.
3. Site visit 7th November 1983. On a flattish hilltop within an area of former common land, now enclosed. Platform-type barrow, 19.0 metres diamter and 0.6 metres high with no evidence of ditch. Condition good. Grass covered with traces of narrow rig and furrow ploughing crossing the mound. No finds. Other details: Plan.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Round Barrow Cemetery and Beacon at Heathfield, 650 metres West of Moorlands (Schedule Document). SDV342326.

[Part of] the core of a round barrow cemetery containing five bowl barrows and three bell barrows, as well as a beacon. Situated on a prominent upland ridge overlooking the valleys of tributaries to the Rivers Lyd, Burn and Lumburn. Two additional barrows, representing outlying components of the cemetery are situated to the west and are separetely scheduled. See schedule document for full details. Other details: Monument No. 34284.

English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 118 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal vulnerability plant growth.

Knight, S., 2009, Westcott Farm (Personal Comment). SDV342323.

Other details: Photo.

English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 111 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 143.
SDV342323Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2009. Westcott Farm. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV342326Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Round Barrow Cemetery and Beacon at Heathfield, 650 metres West of Moorlands. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342333Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1983 - 2003. SX47NE3. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 118.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 111.

Associated Monuments

MDV75438Part of: Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery at Heathfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4502 - Site Visit to Westcott Farm

Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2010 10:13AM