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HER Number:MDV8743
Name:King's Barrow on King Tor, Hookney Down

Summary

Large circular cairn. Largely grassed over but head-sized granite boulders visible. No remains of kerb visible, but there is a slight trace of an encircling ditch. The centre of the barrow has been robbed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 709 814
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/21
  • Old SAM County Ref: 860
  • Old SAM Ref: 34421

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=19/3/1953(os).


GRINSELL + BEACH, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV277376.

Vis=24/7/1972 (grinsell + beach) cairn with large hollow towards centre and possibly ditch. Excavated without result by r. Kirwan. Diameter 21.0m, height 2.1m.


DIAM 20M, HEIG 1.5M, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303962.

Cairn(diam 20m, heig 1.5m).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303963.

Round barrow. King's barrow on king's tor. Cairn of turf and heather covered stones. Has been imperfectly explored without result, and has been mutilated further by apparent trenching in se. There is no encircling ditch.


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV303964.

Vis=13/1/1971 (ancient monuments) king's barrow on hooknry down. Large circular cairn. Largely grassed over but head-sized granite boulders visible. No remains of kerb visible, but there is a slight trace of an encircling ditch. The centre of the barrow has been robbed and some of the material has been piled around the rim of the barrow making it appear higher than it actually was.


BATE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303967.

Excavated about 1872 by bate, but he found nothing (bate).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303968.

Barrow visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV303969.

Vis=est -/-/2000 (ancient monuments) king's barrow on king tor, hookney down.


AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303970.

Diam 20m, height 2.3m. Central pit is result of 1872 excavation. Ditch 4m wide, 0.15m deep visible on s side (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303971.

Osa=sx78sw8.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303972.

Wall, j. C. /vch devon/1(1906)627/ancient earthworks.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303973.

Spence bate, c. /tda/5(1872)554/research into some ancient tumuli on dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303974.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)p.158.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV303975.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1824 3040(4/11/1976).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303976.

Des=ancient monuments/(-/-/2000)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277376Report - Survey: GRINSELL + BEACH.
SDV303962Migrated Record: DIAM 20M, HEIG 1.5M.
SDV303963Migrated Record:
SDV303964Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV303967Migrated Record: BATE.
SDV303968Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV303969Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV303970Migrated Record: AM.
SDV303971Migrated Record:
SDV303972Migrated Record:
SDV303973Migrated Record:
SDV303974Migrated Record:
SDV303975Aerial Photograph:
SDV303976Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV26664Related to: Line of trial pits south-west of King Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2015 10:53AM