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HER Number:MDV4229
Name:Round Barrow 'B' on Greena Ball


One of three round barrows on Greena Ball which may be peat charcoal burning platforms


Grid Reference:SX 568 778
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/23
  • Old SAM County Ref: 556B

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV249697.

Baring Gould, S., 1900, A Book of Dartmoor, 272 (Monograph). SDV277387.

Falcon, T. A., 1905, Dartmoor: A Note on Graves, 480 (Article in Serial). SDV255372.

Fox, A., 1953, 20th Report on the Archaeology and Early History of Devon (Article in Serial). SDV223412.

Oval and in peat bog.

Department of National Heritage, 1972, Greena Ball (Correspondence). SDV255474.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted for works concerned with the repair of erosion.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 147 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 5th June 1976. Round barrow, apparently of earth or turves. Diameter 10.0 metres, height 0.9 metres.

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

Not visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2012, The Archaeological Legacy of the Carbonarii on Dartmoor – Interim Statement and Gazetter of Peat Charcoal Burning Sites (Report - Interim). SDV356948.

A cluster of seven 'Meilor' platforms located on the north-east slope of Greena Ball. The largest three of the mounds were formerly designated as 'Tumuli' on Ordanance Survey maps.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 20886 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

One of four barrows east of Greena Ball. Doubt has been cast on then as Prehistoric and they may be old peat stacks.
Barrow 'b' a turf covered mound 10 meters diameter by 0.8 metre high.

National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 439590 (Website). SDV355682.

Four Bronze Age barrows were alleged at this location. However, field investigation suggests that the features are more likely to be peat stacks of uncertain date.
Round barrow. One of four east of Greena Ball. Cairn 'B' diameter 14.5 metres, height 1.4 metres.
Site visited on 28th June 1950. Turf covered in good condition, with slight hollow in centre.
Site visited on 1st August 1978. The general appearance and situation of these mounds suggests they are peat stacks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223412Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1953. 20th Report on the Archaeology and Early History of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 85. A5 Hardback.
SDV249697Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown.
SDV255372Article in Serial: Falcon, T. A.. 1905. Dartmoor: A Note on Graves. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 37. Paperback Volume. 480.
SDV255474Correspondence: Department of National Heritage. 1972. Greena Ball. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter. Letter.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 147.
SDV277387Monograph: Baring Gould, S.. 1900. A Book of Dartmoor. A Book of Dartmoor. Unknown. 272.
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.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 439590.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 20886. [Mapped feature: #91386 ]
SDV356948Report - Interim: Newman, P.. 2012. The Archaeological Legacy of the Carbonarii on Dartmoor – Interim Statement and Gazetter of Peat Charcoal Burning Sites. South-West Landscape Investigations. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4597Related to: Cairn on Greena Ball (Monument)
MDV107503Related to: Peat Charcoal Burning Platforms on Greena Ball (Monument)
MDV4228Related to: Round Barrow 'A' on Greena Ball (Monument)
MDV4587Related to: Round Barrow 'C' east of Greena Ball (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6556 - Survey of peat charcoal burning sites around Dartmoor Forest
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8713 - Merrivale Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 20 2021 12:39PM