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HER Number:MDV72920
Name:Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down

Summary

Prehistoric barrow cemetery on the western slope of Crownhill Down includes four barrows to the south of the Shaugh Prior and Sparkwell parish boundary with another barrow to the north and two cairns on the boundary.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 599
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438411
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 438411
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1027

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Edwards, C., 1979, An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball, 18 (Report - Survey). SDV337241.

A group of four barrows in a line to the south of the Shaugh Prior and Sparkwell parish boundary with another barrrow to the north forming a Prehistoric barrow cemetery on the western slope of Crownhill Down. Two Prehistoric cairns on the parish boundary are also included in the scheduled area. Other details: Figure 8.2.

Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J., 1982, Mapping Three Millennia of Settlement and Land Use on Crownhill Down, South West Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV362901.

Cemetery F of four barrows.

AMAX, 1982, The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites (Plan - measured). SDV149232.

Row of four Prehistoric barrows shown in a line to the south of the parish boundary with a further Prehistoric barrow shown to the north.

Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J., 1985, Linear Banks on Crownhill Down, Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV337244.

Cemetery F of four barrows.

Department of Environment, 1986, Barrow Cemetery on Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Schedule Document). SDV337245.

Barrow cemetery on western slope of Crownhill Down. This site has no statutory description.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 438411 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343823.

Linear group of six round barrows or cairns with three more possible mounds, lie on a south-west facing slope of Crownhill Down. These turf-covered mounds all have some stone visible although there are no traces of kerbs. It is possible that some of the mounds are built around rock outcrops.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Lennon, J., 2009, Barrow Cemetery on Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Correspondence). SDV343408.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted for a geophysical survey to be undertaken.

English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 109 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Principal vulnerability scrub and tree growth.

English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 102 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 106 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability scrub and tree growth.

Farnell, A. + Hughes, S., 2016, Crownhill Down, Hemerdon (Report - Excavation). SDV360006.

See MDV12654.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149232Plan - measured: AMAX. 1982. The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites. Map (Paper).
SDV337241Report - Survey: Edwards, C.. 1979. An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 18.
SDV337244Article in Serial: Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J.. 1985. Linear Banks on Crownhill Down, Dartmoor. Landscape History. 7. Unknown.
SDV337245Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1986. Barrow Cemetery on Western Slope of Crownhill Down. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 109.
SDV343408Correspondence: Lennon, J.. 2009. Barrow Cemetery on Western Slope of Crownhill Down. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV343823National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 438411. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 102.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 106.
SDV360006Report - Excavation: Farnell, A. + Hughes, S.. 2016. Crownhill Down, Hemerdon. AC Archaeology. ACD614/1/5. Digital.
SDV362901Article in Serial: Gilbertson, D. + Collis, J.. 1982. Mapping Three Millennia of Settlement and Land Use on Crownhill Down, South West Dartmoor. Field Studies. 5. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12660Parent of: Possible Barrow on Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV72921Parent of: Possible Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV14614Parent of: Prehistoric Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV72922Parent of: Prehistoric Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV72923Parent of: Prehistoric Barrow on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12654Parent of: Prehistoric Cairn in the Barrow Cemetery on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12656Parent of: Prehistoric Cairn in the Barrow Cemetery on the Western Slope of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV29025Related to: Bank on Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12665Related to: Medieval Field Boundary on Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down
  • EDV7186 - Excavation, Crownhill Down, Hemerdon (Ref: ACD614/1/5)

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2021 11:15AM