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HER Number:MDV3846
Name:Round Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton

Summary

Round barrow, possibly a bell barrow, 24.5 metres diameter and 1.3 metres high. Part of barrow cemetery on prominent ridge at Heathfield.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 461 795
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLamerton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 34284
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX47NE18
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX47NE6

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 in rough pasture with possible ditch. 25 metres diameter, 1.3 metres high.


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

1. One of two barrows (B) with a possible ditch. 25.0 metres diameter and 1.3 metres high. Situated on a flat hilltop. Visited by Grinsell in 1971.
2.Site visit 7th November 1983. Possibly bell-type barrow, 24.5 metres diameter with no traces of the ditch reported in 1871. The total height is 1.3 metres made up from what seems to be a flat-topped central mound 15.0 metres diameter and 0.5 metres high, surrounded by a poorly defined berm about 1.5 metres wide and 0.8 metres above the base of the barrow. In good condition but much overgrown with furze. No finds were made. Other details: Barrow B. Plan and section.


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

1. Site visit 6th October 1950. Large bowl barrow (C). 24.0 metres diameter, 1.5 metres high. Traces of surrounding ditch. In good condition. Turf covered. Other details: Barrow C. Photo.


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


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 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 the tributaries to the Rivers Lyd, Burn and Lumburn. The bell barrows each have a central mound surrounded by a flat raised platform called the berm which is surrounded by an outer ditch. The diameters of the mounds vary from 23.3 metres up to 34.4 metres in diameter. The berms range in wide from 1.5 metres up to 3.2 metres and in height from 0.5 metres up to 0.8 metres. The overall heights of the mounds vary from 0.8 metres up to 1.4 metres. 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. 143.
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.
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)
MDV3848Related to: Bell Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2010 10:19AM