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HER Number:MDV58858
Name:Barrow north-west of Broad Barrow on Hamel Down


Prehistoric barrow to the north-west of Broad Barrow on Hamel Down


Grid Reference:SX 705 799
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a group of Bronze Age barrows on Hamel Down, including Broad Barrow and four more barrows to the north

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/403
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 401 BC (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1996, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV346262.

Site visited on 14th July 1996. Barrow with an external diameter of circa 20 metres by a maximum of 0.3 metres high. Flat-topped barrow (though possibly originally a ring bank) circa 50 metres north-north-west of the centre of Broad Barrow on the Manaton/Widecombe parish boundary. The main north to south ridge path runs right over it and is eroding the top surface of the barrow where bare peat is visible. The barrow is under heather. It is a very subtle feature and difficult to notice.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor, Site 76 (Un-published). SDV345444.

Cairns south-east of Hameldown Cross were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital. Site 76.
SDV346262Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1996. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV20786Related to: Barrow south-east of Hameldown Cross (Monument)
MDV7407Related to: Broad Barrow on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV58860Related to: Cairn south-east of Hameldown Cross (Monument)
MDV20787Related to: Cairn south-east of Hameldown Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2013 11:35AM