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HER Number:MDV6219
Name:Feature recorded as a barrow south-east of Two Bridges


Previously identified as a barrow; recent (1988) survey has confirmed this is not a barrow or cist.


Grid Reference:SX 612 743
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 705

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10257.

Barrow. Vis=estimated -/-/1900 (prowse) a small mound, the nature of which is doubtful, though probably it is a tumulus for an intermittent line of stones passes from it down the hill ne towards the west dart river. Vis=1/9/1950 (os) small oval mound with traces of surrounding ditch, 1.0m wide, 0.25m deep. The mound is completely turf covered and in fairly good condition. No trace of line of stones mentioned by prowse. Mound 6.5m x 4.5m and 0.5m high. Vis=17/9/1974 (grinsell) ditched mounds believed pillow mounds of rabbit warren (this applies to sx67sw/11 and sx67sw/12 also). This mound is 8.0m by 5.0m, height is 0.3m. Vis=22/1/1982 (robinson) doe field monument warden visit. Vis=11/5/1982 (greeves) shown as pillow mound on dnp survey of dunnabridge farm. Vis=barrow visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=19/2/1980 (os) at the position indicated by prowse there is a flat topped and roughly triangular stone measuring at its greatest 1.6m by 1.1m. The underside is partly buried but is at least 0.5m thick and curvilinear, almost boat-shaped, in section. Beside this stone on the ne is a recumbent slab 0.8m by 0.6m and 2 more, 0.9m by 0.5m lie on the se side. Vis=immediately to the w of the large stone 2 edge slabs protrude from the surface both 0.7m long. They are not parallel, being 0.6m apart at one end and 0.8m apart at the other. The measurements do not conform to those of prowse but nothing else can be seen in the vicinity. It is most unlikely that these stones represent the remains of a cist, but are a natural occurrence (rchme, citing os). Vis=9/11/1988 (rchme) no significant features identified. Feature described by os in 1980 is almost certainly not a cist (fletcher).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234410.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/33(1901)498/the antiquities of ockery and roundhill, dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234411.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234412.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)179.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234413.

Des=dnp survey (1:2500) of dunnabridge farm (1982)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV234414.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890 1301(10/12/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234415.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(9/11/1988)/rchme field investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV234410Migrated Record:
SDV234411Migrated Record:
SDV234412Migrated Record:
SDV234413Migrated Record:
SDV234414Aerial Photograph:
SDV234415Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 12:55PM