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HER Number:MDV4448
Name:Rock Outcrop near Kipling Tors, Westward Ho!


Previously reported 'oval passage barrow' subsequently identified as a rock outcrop.


Grid Reference:SS 423 288
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/90/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4758.

Oval passage barrow 42.5m by 29m by 6m high with a kist, 87.8m by 3.5m, which extends 11.5m from the edge of the northern aspect, and 33.8m from the edge of the southern aspect. It is to be observed that the barrow revetment is widest in the plane in which the kist or chamber lies, in this case due north - south. No.24 on plan (haswell).

Bayer, O. J., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4878.

Natural feature shown to be a rock outcrop (bayer).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5801.

Des=information from major haswell.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5802.

Des=bayer, o. J. /barrows in the torridge district of north west devon: a study in distribution + location/(1996)abbotsham 17/unpub ba dissertation: univ of leicester/in smr.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 164 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Feature originally identified as barrow, subsequently shown to be natural rock.

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. 164.
SDV4758Migrated Record:
SDV4878Migrated Record: Bayer, O. J..
SDV5801Migrated Record:
SDV5802Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV4449Related to: Animal Bone from field near Kipling Tors, westward Ho! (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2015 12:47PM