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HER Number:MDV5193
Name:Western Whitebarrow


Western white barrow. Vis=4/5/1950 (os). Cairn (diam 19.0m, heig 1.5m) with large hollow in centre. Vis=17/7/1977 (os). A large cairn, 21m by 17.5m, 1.7m high. Badly mutilated by construction of two room building and fireplace inside it. Original form conjectural (os). The barrow was 'partly remodelled' to provide a dwelling for workers at redlake peat works (worth). Vis=5/5/1977 (robinson, r. ). This cairn is composed of granite boulders with very little grassing over. The rebuilding as a peat cutters house is still clear with a fireplace at the north end, and two rooms. Vis=23/6/1976 (grinsell). Mutilated cairn. Diameter 20m, height 2m. Vis=19/3/1984 (robinson) fmw visit.


Grid Reference:SX 653 654
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/19
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1010

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152873.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152874.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/371.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152875.

Somers cocks, j. /dartmoor, a new study/279.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152876.

Baring gould, s. /a book of dartmoor/211.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152877.

Crossing, w. /amid devonias alps/34.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152878.

Des=parish checklist/south brent.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152879.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)164.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152880.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)154.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV152881.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1890/4275( )(rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV152873Migrated Record:
SDV152874Migrated Record:
SDV152875Migrated Record:
SDV152876Migrated Record:
SDV152877Migrated Record:
SDV152878Migrated Record:
SDV152879Migrated Record:
SDV152880Migrated Record:
SDV152881Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV13192Related to: Boundary stone north-east of Petre's Cross (Monument)
MDV5192Related to: Petre's Cross, Western Whitebarrow (Monument)
MDV28057Related to: Ruined building at Western Whitebarrow (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 19 2015 3:46PM