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HER Number:MDV9320
Name:Two Barrows south-west of Winscott Cross, Newton St Cyres


Two barrows.


Grid Reference:SX 897 983
Map Sheet:SX89NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton St. Cyres
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.CYRES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NE/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54553.

Two barrows.

NMR CITING SAINSBURY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54559.

Two probable barrows:-barrow a - sx89759837. Visible as a slight rise about 0.4m high and prominently situated in a barley field about 25m od. Located on the summit of a n-s ridge with excellent all round visibility. Barrow b - sx89759834. Situated in the same field but lower down the slope to the s though still with all round visibility. It is only just discernible as a slight rise in waist high barley. The sitting of the mounds is not particularly low-lying as stated by allden, and both are above the flood plain (not surveyed, covered by crop) (nmr citing sainsbury).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54560.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54561.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54562.

Fox, a. /pdas/27(1969)78 nos.20 + 21.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54563.

Allden, a. /dcra publication no 10/(1980)/a study of some devon barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54564.

Des=oral information from b. Orme, dept of hist and arch, university of exeter.

Allden, A., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV117058.

Vis=-/1/1980 (allden) not definitely located. Not surveyable.

Orme, N., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22909.

Both barrows apparent as soil marks in the ploughed field (orme).

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

Vis=20/2/1958 (os) both approx 40.0m in diameter and 610.0mm high. Very ploughed down and spread.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54567.

Des=sainsbury, i. S. /(24/5/1990)/rchme investigation.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

The two barrows are just visible as pale circles on Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 40 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Two barrows, both 35 metres diameter and 0.9 metres high.

Robinson, R., 1992, Barrows (Worksheet). SDV54566.

Site visit on 7th November 1991. Although heavily ploughed, both barrows are clearly visible as two mounds about 40 metres diameter, height 0.8 - 1 metre. No visible ditches. Field known as 'Bury Field'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV117058Report - Survey: Allden, A..
SDV22909Migrated Record: Orme, N..
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 40.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109641 ]
SDV54553Migrated Record:
SDV54559Migrated Record: NMR CITING SAINSBURY.
SDV54560Migrated Record:
SDV54561Migrated Record:
SDV54562Migrated Record:
SDV54563Migrated Record:
SDV54564Migrated Record:
SDV54566Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1992. Barrows. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV54567Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2015 9:13AM