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HER Number:MDV54672
Name:Alleged barrows south of the Grey Whethers circles


Two barrows with pits somewhere to the south of Grey Wethers mentioned by Worth in 1948, although he had not surveyed them. Not found by the Ordnance Survey (1977) or Royal Commission (1990); unlikely features. May refer to other barrows in area SX 68 SW 18 and SX 68 SW 29.


Grid Reference:SX 63 83
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SW15
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443934
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/141
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68SW15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) BARROW? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX68SW15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV257039.

Two barrows with pits near and somewhere to the south of Grey Wethers (SX 68 SW 1). I have not surveyed them (Worth, R. H., 1948).
(03/03/1977) Almost certainly the two barrows lying respectively south and east of Grey Wethers (SX 68 SW 18 and SX 68 SW 29).

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, M. J. Fletcher (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(03/09/1990) The two barrows were not identified in the indicated area. Two cairns, previously unpublished (SX 68 SW 88, 110) lie to the S and SW of the circles at (SX 64078284 and SX 63478263 respectively. Both have been disturbed but neither resemble earthen barrows.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV257039Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX68SW15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. M. J. Fletcher. [Mapped features: #34496 Nothing at the location; retained for completeness, ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5838Related to: Cairn and cist 875 metres north west of Arch Tor (Monument)
MDV110432Related to: Sittaford Stone Circle, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Jun 24 2022 1:23PM