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HER Number:MDV6007
Name:Barrow on Soussons Down


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


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/30
  • Old SAM County Ref: 890D
  • 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 sx67707964. Southern of four round barrows on soussons down (mpp).

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

Vis=-/1/1976 (turner) cairn. Not included in spooner/dixon report. Marked on os 6" map. Site no.1b in soussons plantation, warren hill in dnp field report. The most southern of the four. On the w side are the remains of a ring of stones. Reave running e-w at n 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 s side across ride.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

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

Gerrard, S., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246637.

Vis=3/7/1998 (gerrard, s. ) diam 19.5m, height 2.2m. Excavated 1902. Charcoal, flint flake + pot found.

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).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288665.

Visible on raf 1950 ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288670.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288671.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288672.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288673.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288674.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV288675.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288676.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288677.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288678.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV246637Migrated Record: Gerrard, S..
SDV288659Migrated Record:
SDV288660Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV288662Migrated Record: OS, CITING WORTH.
SDV288665Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV288670Migrated Record:
SDV288671Migrated Record:
SDV288672Migrated Record:
SDV288673Migrated Record:
SDV288674Migrated Record:
SDV288675Aerial Photograph:
SDV288676Migrated Record:
SDV288677Migrated Record:
SDV288678Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

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

Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 4:20PM