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HER Number:MDV8583
Name:Possible barrow, off Dornafield Lane, Ipplepen

Summary

An oval earthwork mound interpreted as a possible Bronze Age barrow, or feature of natural origin, is visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on a plateau off Dornafield Lane, Ipplepen.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 840 676
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIpplepen
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 446308
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NW/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 276
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX86NW18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE? (Unknown date)
  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ministry of Works, Four Barrows near Dornafield Farm (Schedule Document). SDV311936.

Four barrows near Dornafield Farm.
Barrow d): 105 foot (32 metres) diameter by 5 foot (1.5 metres) high and ploughed down Other details: Monument 276. Map object previouslybased on this Source.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX86NW18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346667.

Grass covered mound 30 metres diameter by 1.6 metres high. It merges into a larger hillock from which it cannot be accurately differentiated. There is no berm or trace of a ditch. Probably a barrow but it could be a natural mound. Other details: Plan.


Gray, V., 1978, Ancient Monuments Wardens Report Form (Report - non-specific). SDV346669.

Part d: Barrow under grass in field used in summer as a car park for market garden and horse grazing in the winter. Diameter circa 100 feet by 5 feet high. Other details: Scheduled Monument 276.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 38 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Under grass. Diameter conjectural as sites here blend with surroundings. Natural or artificial? situated near east end of low ridge.


Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Site visited on 19th January 1984.


Robinson, R., 1985, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1985 (Un-published). SDV346629.

Site visited 6th March 1985.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Littlehempston to Roundaways Water Main, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV340219.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8467 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

An oval shaped earthwork mound is visible.


National Monuments Record, 2011, 446308 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346668.

Two mounds, probably natural, but could be Bronze Age barrows.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

An oval shaped mound, circa 30m in length by 22m in width, is visible as an earthwork on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on a plateau off Dornafield Lane, Ipplepen. Its form and topographical setting offers some support to the interpretation that it represents a Bronze Age barrow, although equally a natural origin cannot be ruled out.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV311936Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. Four Barrows near Dornafield Farm. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 38.
SDV340219Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Littlehempston to Roundaways Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.05. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346629Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1985. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1985. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346667Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX86NW18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346668National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 446308. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV346669Report - non-specific: Gray, V.. 1978. Ancient Monuments Wardens Report Form. Department of Environment. Foolscap.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8467 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #113069 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8588Related to: Barrow 'A' south-east of Dornafield Cross (Monument)
MDV8587Related to: Barrow 'B' east of Dornafield Lane (Monument)
MDV8586Related to: Barrow 'C' east of Dornafield Lane (Monument)
MDV8585Related to: Barrow or natural feature east of Dornafield Lane (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2019 11:19AM