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HER Number:MDV55720
Name:Prehistoric Barrow on southern edge of Heathfield


Prehistoric barrow on the southern edge of Heathfield


Grid Reference:SX 451 795
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLamerton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric barrow east of The Firs

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/60

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1996, Personal comment to A. M. Dick (Personal Comment). SDV342369.

Platform barrow 90 metres from the eastern of corner of the plantation, on the north side of the hedge. Flat top with double bank and ditch. External diam 27.6 metres, 0.5 metres high. Several recent vehicle ruts running south-east to north-west.

Whiteaway, T., 2002, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Wind Turbine Site at Beech Farm, Heathfield, Lamerton, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV336150.

Prehistoric barrow to the north of the Tvastock to Chillaton road. Barrow 21 metres diameter and up to 0.7 metres high with a flat surface. No outer ditch was noticed but a slight raised lip is present on the south-west side. A drainage ditch had been cut close to the northern side of the barrow. Cartographic evidence suggests there was a crossroads at this location prior to the enclosure of Heathfield. Other details: Figure 2.

Whiteaway, T., 2004, Barrows, Tumuli, Standing Stones, Beacon at Lamerton (Report - Assessment). SDV342328.

Mound noted at SX45197956 in 2002 abutting the north side of the road 21 metres diameter and 0.6-0.7 metres high. No outer ditch but slightly raised lip to the flat top on the southwest side. An early 20th century map shows a track approaching this mound from the northeast before continuing southwest.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336150Report - Assessment: Whiteaway, T.. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Wind Turbine Site at Beech Farm, Heathfield, Lamerton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.11. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4. [Mapped feature: #35200 ]
SDV342328Report - Assessment: Whiteaway, T.. 2004. Barrows, Tumuli, Standing Stones, Beacon at Lamerton. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project No 4438. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.
SDV342369Personal Comment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1996. Personal comment to A. M. Dick. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV75438Related to: Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery at Heathfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4583 - Archaeological Assessment at Beech Farm, Heathfield

Date Last Edited:Jan 27 2010 11:14AM