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HER Number:MDV8588
Name:Barrow 'A' south-east of Dornafield Cross

Summary

Prehistoric Barrow 'A', one of four barrows near Dornafield Farm, which is visble as an earthwork mound, with possible evidence of a slight outer ditch, on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 841 682
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIpplepen
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 446280
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NW/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 276
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX86NW12

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 a): Large flat-topped mound 130 feet (39.6 metres) diameter by 5 foot 6 inches (1.67 metres) high with the flat top 30 feet (9.14 metres) across. Other details: Monument 276.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Earthworks of a ‘Tumulus’ are shown and labelled in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3208-09 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.

A sub-circular earthwork mound is visible.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1952, SX86NW12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346679.

A grass covered mound 48 metres diameter by 2 metres high. There is no sign of a berm or ditch, but the top is completely flat with a diameter of 9 metres. Otherwise the bowl barrow is in good condition. No surface finds were found in the vicinity. A wireless or radar post was erected upon the barrow during the 1939-1945 war, hence the flat top.


Moxon Browne, K. E., 1975, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV346674.

Barrow east of Dornafield Farm. The most northerly barrow amongst a group of three. This barrow is important as its profile may be original and it should on no account be ploughed.


Gray, V., 1978, Ancient Monuments Wardens Report Form (Report - Assessment). SDV346678.

Ploughed with a flat top about 15 feet across. Diameter 130 feet by 5 to 6 feet high. There seemed to be some flint on the surface near the top. Barrow in small market garden and the owner would like the barrow excavated so that it could be levelled as it takes up a large piece of his ground 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 site blends with surroundings. Natural or artificial? situated in valley.


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

Site visited on 19th January 1984.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8468 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A sub-circular earthwork mound is visible.


National Monuments Record, 2011, 446280 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346680.

Supposed barrow, probably a natural mound.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'Mound' shown on modern mapping.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

An earthwork is shown in this location.


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.

A sub-circular earthwork mound, circa 28m in diameter, is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on a plateau to the east of the Old Orchard House, Ipplepen. It has been interpreted as a Bronze Age barrow, however a broad and slight earthwork hollow that surrounds the mound, circa 15m wide, may also suggest the earthworks here are of natural origin. The mound is shown as a ‘Tumulus’ on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map and as an earthwork on the Ordnance Survey 2018 MasterMap.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV311936Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. Four Barrows near Dornafield Farm. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 38.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346674Worksheet: Moxon Browne, K. E.. 1975. Worksheet.
SDV346678Report - Assessment: Gray, V.. 1978. Ancient Monuments Wardens Report Form. Department of Environment. Foolscap.
SDV346679Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1952. SX86NW12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346680National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 446280. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3208-09 04-NOV-1946.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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 SX8468 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #113178 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8587Related to: Barrow 'B' east of Dornafield Lane (Monument)
MDV8586Related to: Barrow 'C' east of Dornafield Lane (Monument)
MDV8583Related to: Possible barrow, off Dornafield Lane, Ipplepen (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:Jul 10 2019 11:16AM