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HER Number:MDV4122
Name:Duplicate barrow record - see MDV4137


A misplaced record relating to barrow recorded under MDV4137. This record retained in order to prevent this error being repeated in the future.


Grid Reference:SX 54 78
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of prehistoric reaves and settlements around White Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NW26
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/17
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NON ANTIQUITY (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1899, Sixth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 152 (Article in Serial). SDV344950.

Ruined barrow on White Tor. It lies 110m west of the kistvaen SX57NW5, near Langstone Menhir. Excavated, and a perforated spatula-shaped implement was found. Pits in sub-soil beneath.
(N. B. This barrow is probably wrongly positioned. See SX57NW/52/1. (R. B. ). ).

Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 111,116,122,129,131 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1978, SX57NW26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV226813.

Ruined cairns at SX 5475 7873 (citing Worth, R. H., 1945).
(18/07/1950) No trace of these ruined cairns could be found in area shown by Worth. They are possibly the cairns described on SX57NW10.
(13/10/1978) Worth's note would almost certainly refer to the cairns recorded under OSA: SX57NW7 rather than OSA: SX57NW10, though both groups were published on 1907 OS 6" (NMR, citing OS).
Duplicate of ciarns at SX 5435 7836 (OSA: SX57NW10) (NMR, citing Fox, Lady A., 1953).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on RAF verticals.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 111,116,122,129,131.
SDV226813Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1978. SX57NW26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344950Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1899. Sixth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 31. Digital. 152. [Mapped feature: #142023 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4137Related to: Cairn cemetery to the south-south-east of White Tor, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2024 2:06PM