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HER Number:MDV3845
Name:Bowl Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton

Summary

Large bowl barrow, 21.0 metres diameter and 0.9 metres high. Part of barrow cemetery at Heathfield.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 460 795
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLamerton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 34284
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX47NE18
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX47NE6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Round barrow with possible ditch, situated in rough pasture.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1983 - 2002, SX47NE18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342360.

1. One of two round barrows (A) with possible ditch, 20.0 metres diameter and 1.0 metres high.
2. Site visit 7th November 1983. Situated on a flat hilltop. Round barrow of platform type, 21.0 metres diameter and 0.9 metres high with a sharply defined slope at the perimeter. No traces of a ditch. Other details: Barrow A. Plan.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1983 - 2004, SX47NE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342330.

1. Site visit 6th October 1950. Large bowl barrow (B), 20.0 metres diameter, 1.0 metres high. In fairly good condition, turf-covered with slight traces of surrounding ditch. A small rabbit scrape in the west side reveals the materials with which the barrow was constructed to be a dark loam containing fragments of fine-grained sandstone and white spar. Other details: Barrow B.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1996, Devonshire Association Annual Meeting 1996. Field Excursion Monday 10th June. Archaeological Sites North of Tavistock, 2 (Un-published). SDV342363.

Other details: In Brentor Parish File.


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

[Part of] 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 which overlooks the valleys of tributaries to the Rivers Lyd, Burn and Lumburn. 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.


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. 142.
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.
SDV342330Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1983 - 2004. SX47NE6. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV342360Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1983 - 2002. SX47NE18. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV342363Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1996. Devonshire Association Annual Meeting 1996. Field Excursion Monday 10th June. Archaeological Sites North of Tavistock. A4 Stapled. 2.
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: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2010 10:18AM