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HER Number:MDV6005
Name:Round barrow on Soussons Down


One of a group of 4 barrows on soussons down, on highest point of hill.


Grid Reference:SX 676 796
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/28/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 890B
  • Old SAM Ref: 28696

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1997 (gerrard, s. ) at sx67697969. One of four round barrows on soussons down (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=14/10/1975 (grinsell) in plantation clearing. Excavated by baring-gould without result. Diameter 20m, height 1m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288695.

One of a group of 4 barrows on soussons down, on highest point of hill.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV288696.

Vis=4/3/1971 (ancient monuments) small central robber trench.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288700.

Not clearly distinguishable as four barrows within the area left unplanted of trees. Visible on 1950 raf ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288704.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288705.

Baring gould, s. /tda/30(1898)98/5th report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288706.

Worth, r. H. /tda/35(1903)143-5/22nd report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288707.

Dnp/conservation of ancient monuments ms field report (1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288708.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)155.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV288709.

Aph=raf 541/540/3148-3149(1/6/1950).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288710.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288711.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)19;fig 24.2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288712.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=-/1/1976 (turner) cairn. Not included in 1955 spooner/dixon report. Site no.3b in soussons plantation, warren hill in dnp field report. A few metres n of site no.2b. Heather covered. Has been investigated, not planted over. Present clearance adequate.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North (Monograph). SDV219155.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV288695Migrated Record:
SDV288696Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV288700Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV288704Migrated Record:
SDV288705Migrated Record:
SDV288706Migrated Record:
SDV288707Migrated Record:
SDV288708Migrated Record:
SDV288709Aerial Photograph:
SDV288710Migrated Record:
SDV288711Migrated Record:
SDV288712Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV6007Related to: Barrow on Soussons Down (Monument)
MDV6006Related to: Round barrow on Soussons Down (Monument)
MDV6004Related to: Round Barrow on Soussons Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7390 - Archaeological condition survey in Soussons Woods
  • EDV7402 - Archaeological condition survey in Soussons Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2017 11:22AM