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HER Number:MDV75438
Name:Prehistoric Barrow Cemetery at Heathfield

Summary

Prehistoric barrow cemetery located on prominent ridge at Heathfield comprising seven bowl barrows and three bell barrows

Location

Grid Reference:SX 461 795
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrentor
Civil ParishLamerton
Civil ParishMilton Abbot
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishMILTON ABBOT
Ecclesiastical ParishBRENTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old SAM County Ref: 34282
  • Old SAM County Ref: 34283
  • Old SAM County Ref: 34284

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW CEMETERY (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Bowl Barrow 340 metres East of The Firs, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery at Heathfield (Schedule Document). SDV342365.

Other details: Monument No. 34282. Map object based on this Source.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Bowl Barrow 570 metres East of The Firs, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery at Heathfield (Schedule Document). SDV342366.

Other details: Monument No. 34283. Map object based on this Source.


Whiteaway, T., 2002, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Wind Turbine Site at Beech Farm, Heathfield, Lamerton, 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV336150.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Round Barrow Cemetery and Beacon at Heathfield, 650 metres West of Moorlands (Schedule Document). SDV342326.

This monument includes the core of a round barrow cemetery containing five bowl barrows and three bell barrows, as well as a beacon. Situated on a prominent upland ridge which overlooks the valleys of the tributaries to the Rivers Lyd, Burn and Lumburn. The cemetery straddles the parish boundaries between Milton Abbot, Lamerton and Brentor. Two additional barrows, representing outlying components of the cemetery are situated to the west and are the subject of separate schedulings. The round barrow cemetery at Heathfield survives well despite some partial excavation, some alterations through the construction of boundary hedges, the use of the land for limited cultivation at some time in the past and the re-use of one of the bowl barrows as a beacon mound. It contains a wide variety of different sized barrows and also differing barrow types. It will also contain both archaeological and environmental information relating to the monument and its surrounding landscape. Of the types represented, bowl barrows are the most numerous form of round barrow. They were constructed as earthen or rubble munds each covering single or multiple burials. Bell barrows are the most visually impressive form of round barrow and their burials are frequently accompanied by weapons, personal ornaments and pottery. It is believed that these are the burial places of aristocratic individuals, usually men. See schedule documents for full details of monument. Other details: Monument No 34284. Map object based on this Source.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 118 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal vulnerability plant growth.


Knight, S., 2009, Westcott Farm (Personal Comment). SDV342323.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 111 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 117 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability plant growth.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336150Report - Assessment: Whiteaway, T.. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Wind Turbine Site at Beech Farm, Heathfield, Lamerton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.11. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV342323Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2009. Westcott Farm. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV342326Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Round Barrow Cemetery and Beacon at Heathfield, 650 metres West of Moorlands. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342365Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Bowl Barrow 340 metres East of The Firs, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery at Heathfield. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342366Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Bowl Barrow 570 metres East of The Firs, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery at Heathfield. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 118.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 111.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 117.

Associated Monuments

MDV3835Parent of: Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3837Parent of: Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3842Parent of: Beacon on Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3848Parent of: Bell Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3844Parent of: Bowl Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3845Parent of: Bowl Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3847Parent of: Bowl Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV55969Parent of: Possible Beacon on Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV12636Parent of: Round Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3836Parent of: Round Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3846Parent of: Round Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV3856Parent of: Round Barrow at Heathfield, Lamerton (Monument)
MDV55720Related to: Prehistoric Barrow on southern edge of Heathfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4502 - Site Visit to Westcott Farm
  • EDV4583 - Archaeological Assessment at Beech Farm, Heathfield

Date Last Edited:Jul 8 2014 8:31AM