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HER Number:MDV7833
Name:Barrow on Skerraton Down

Summary

A circular mound about 7.5 metres in diameter and approximately 1 metre high. Turf covered and possibly undisturbed (10 metres from field boundary on open moor).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 700 652
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age ring cairn circa 11 metres west of newtake wall, Skerraton Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/34
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV159739.

Barrow p. Vis=9/11/1976. A circular mound about 7.5m in diameter and approx 1m high. Turf covered and possibly undisturbed (10m from field boundary on open moor).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159740.

Des=worksheet 9/11/1976.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159741.

Osa=sx76nw32.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visit April 1977. Ring of cairn with flat central area below level of ring. Probably robbed for newtake wall to north-east. Diameter 6.0 metres, height 0.15 metres.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Not visible on Royal Air Force aerial photograph.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 67 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

A29. Ring cairn. Internal diameter 4.2 metres with bank 0.7 metres wide and 0.15 metres high. Note that Turner's grid reference for this monument differs to that of Grinsell.


Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159739Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV159740Migrated Record:
SDV159741Migrated Record:
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 67.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 2:27PM