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HER Number:MDV6007
Name:Barrow on Soussons Down

Summary

One of four round barrows on Soussons Down, 960m north west of Soussons.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 796
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/30
  • Old SAM County Ref: 890D
  • Old SAM Ref: 28696
  • Pastscape: 442450

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288659.

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

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV288660.

Vis=4/3/1971 (ancient monuments) 6 kerb stones visible. Probable robber trench in centre.

OS, CITING WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288662.

Central pit containing charcoal and small flint flake. Cist 3m inside n edge containing burnt bones, flint flake, and a sherd of bronze age pottery (os, citing worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288670.

Osa=sx67ne3.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV288675.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288678.

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

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 98 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

Group of cairns on Soussons Warren Hill described as 'four fine tumuli', although Baring Gould states they show some signs of having been dug into; although this may be in part due to animal burrowing. These features should be investigated.

Worth, R. H., 1903, 22nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 140-142 (Article in Serial). SDV288725.

Baring Gould, S., 1903, Ninth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 143-5 (Article in Serial). SDV343488.

Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association, 1976, Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party, Spooner /Dixon Report (Report - non-specific). SDV248248.

Jan 1976 (J. Turner) Cairn. Not included in Spooner/Dixon report. Marked on Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Site no.1b in Soussons Plantation, Warren Hill in DNP field report. The most southern of the four. On the west side are the remains of a ring of stones. Reave running east-west at northern end of cairn. Hollow in the centre of cairn, honey-combed with rabbit burrows, heather covered. Has been investigated, not planted over. Present clearance adequate. Five posts ringing south side across ride.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 155 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(14/10/1975) Earthen round barrow with traces of retaining circle. Excavated. Central pit contained charcoal and flint flake. Diameter 20m, height 1.8m.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on 1950 aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149030 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(03/07/1998) at SX 67707964. Southern of four round barrows on Soussons Down. Diameter 19.5m, height 2.2m. Excavated 1902. Charcoal, flint flake and pot found.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 19; fig 24.2. (Monograph). SDV219155.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 19; fig 24.2..
SDV248248Report - non-specific: Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association. 1976. Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Bound. Spooner /Dixon Report.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 155.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149030.
SDV288659Migrated Record:
SDV288660Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV288662Migrated Record: OS, CITING WORTH.
SDV288670Migrated Record:
SDV288675Aerial Photograph:
SDV288678Migrated Record:
SDV288725Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1903. 22nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 35. Digital. 140-142.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 98.
SDV343488Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1903. Ninth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 35. Digital. 143-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV6005Related to: Round barrow on Soussons Down (Monument)
MDV6006Related 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
  • EDV8481 - Red Barrows, Soussons Down

Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2021 12:51PM