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HER Number:MDV7944
Name:Barrow 300 metres south of Skerraton Gate

Summary

Cairn on west Skerraton Down. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 700 647
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of Bronze Age barrow 300 metres south of Skerraton Gate, Dean Prior

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/17
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX76SW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162968.


Robinson, R., 1976, Dean Prior Barrows (Site Visit). SDV346527.

Barrow A. A circular mound 8.0 meters in diameter and approximately 1.5 meters high. Turf-covered with some large granite boulders (12.0 meters from the field boundary).


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 178 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 21/06/1977) East of Skerraton Gate, about nine mounds, possibly clearance heaps


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162968Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX76SW20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 178.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #106239 ]
SDV346527Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1976. Dean Prior Barrows. Worksheet. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV28587Related to: Cairn 200 metres south-west of Skerraton Gate (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2013 12:49PM