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HER Number:MDV4442
Name:Rock Outcrop near Kipling Tors, Westward Ho!


Previously reported 'long barrow' subsequently identified as a rock outcrop.


Grid Reference:SS 423 285
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/90/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4758.

Long barrow 117.5m by 17.2m. There are two large mounds to the south of this site which look like barrows. Major haswell believes these to be ordinary earth mounds, because he receives no reaction from them when dowsing, and he says that they have no doubt been the remains of the barrow, "harrowed" (no.18 on plan) out over a long period of time. In fact a tractor road lies over the large barrow (no.4) and along the length of this site to a gate in the next field, west. A very interesting feature is the end of the central rectangle forming one of three such, and 117.5m long by 6m wide, has a concave end 2.8m in depth. The other two adjacent rectangles are straight ended. The barrow forms part of a saddle feature (haswell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5817.

Des=information from major haswell.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 166 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Feature identified as long barrow, 117.5 metre x 17.2 metre with two large mounds to the south.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 166.
SDV4758Migrated Record:
SDV5817Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2015 12:49PM