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HER Number:MDV65574
Name:Barrow north of East Sherford Farm. Brixton

Summary

An oval mound interpreted as a possible Bronze Age barrow is visible as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017. Field name evidence in this area gives reference to 'Burrow Park'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 542
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrixton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SE/118

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The earthwork corresponds with land parcel 612 which is recorded as ‘Higher Burrowpark’. Adjacent land parcels 613 and 670 are recorded as ‘Little Burrowpark’ and ‘Burrow Park Meadow’, respectively.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5554 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

An oval mound is visible as an earthwork.

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed New Settlement Site, Brixton, South Hams, 2,3,12 (Report - Assessment). SDV324147.

Four fields with a 'Burrow Park' element are shown on the 1840 Brixton Tithe Map Apportionment suggesting former earthworks at the site.

Scott Wilson, 2006, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement, Site 43 (Report - Assessment). SDV340472.

Jack, S. + Steadman, S., 2007, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage, Figure 9.2 (Report - Assessment). SDV340474.

Other details: Site 43.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

An oval mound, circa 28m long by 22m wide, is visible as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on the edge of a spur to the north of East Sherford, The earthwork corresponds with land parcel 612 on the mid-19th century Brixton Parish Tithe Map which is recorded on the accompanying Tithe Apportionment as ‘Higher Burrowpark’. Adjacent land parcels 613 and 670 are recorded as ‘Little Burrowpark’ and ‘Burrow Park Meadow’, respectively. This supports the interpretation that the mound represents a possible Bronze Age barrow, although a natural origin cannot equally be dismissed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324147Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed New Settlement Site, Brixton, South Hams. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.69. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2,3,12.
SDV340472Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2006. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement. Scott Wilson Report. D108531. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site 43.
SDV340474Report - Assessment: Jack, S. + Steadman, S.. 2007. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage. Scott Wilson Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Figure 9.2.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX5554 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #122068 ]
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4380 - Assessment for Sherford New Community
  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2019 2:18PM