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HER Number:MDV9794
Name:Barrow East of Castle Dyke


One of two barrows to the east of Castle Dyke camp.


Grid Reference:SX 922 770
Map Sheet:SX97NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDawlish
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric barrow and medieval boundary marker south of Tower Plantation

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97NW/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Lower Palaeolithic to XIX - 698000 BC to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Copy of 1827 Estate map (Un-published). SDV311078.

Barrow shown on estate map of 1827 on the parish boundary.

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV677.

Vis=22/4/1997 (griffith) monument as described by ea above. Clearly much of the body of the barrow survives undisturbed and potentially in good condition.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79.

Vis=11/3/1996 (ea) poor condition but still recognisable. Covered in tussocky grass + gorse. One large conifer growing on se side and smaller trees around most of edge. A large conifer on s side has been cut down recently and timber from this is lying on n edge.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285865.

Des=ea/haldon ridge survey archive/(9/7/1996)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285866.

Des=ea/photos cp2697/cs4123.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285867.

Des=griffith, f. M. /as above(22/4/1997).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285868.

Des=dyer, m. /dcc haldon ridge survey: summary report/(1996)30/(ea report 96.26).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=5/9/1981 (grinsell + turner) barrow covered with trees and undergrowth. Large hollow in centre. Barrow diameter 9m, height 0.4m (grinsell).

Davidson, J. B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101772.

This appears to be the eord birig, or earth barrow, which formed part of the boundary of the seven manses of land at dawlish granted to leofric, later bishop of exeter, by edward the confessor in a charter of 1044. Still in the hands of his successor, osbern, at the time of domesday (davidson).

PAGE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18473.

Two tumuli lie on the eastern side of castle dyke camp (page).

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

Vis=22/4/1960 (os) barrow a, one of two barrows, a ditchless mound in poor condition and with a hollow dug into the centre, gorse and grass covered (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285859.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285860.

Page, w (ed. )/victoria county history of devon/1(1906)602.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285861.

Davidson, j. B. /tda/13(1881)117/the early history of dawlish.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285862.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)32.

Legge, L. G., 09/10/1991, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV285864.

Site visited on 31st August 1991. Small barrow adjacent to road running to Ashcombe Tower, which follows the line of the ancient Portway. 9 metres in diameter, 0.4 metres high, with a large hollow in centre and a tree growing out of each end.

Cherry, J. B., 1991, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV285863.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV101772Migrated Record: Davidson, J. B..
SDV18473Migrated Record: PAGE.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV285859Migrated Record:
SDV285860Migrated Record:
SDV285861Migrated Record:
SDV285862Migrated Record:
SDV285863Worksheet: Cherry, J. B.. 1991. Barrow. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV285864Worksheet: Legge, L. G.. 09/10/1991. Barrow. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV285865Migrated Record:
SDV285866Migrated Record:
SDV285867Migrated Record:
SDV285868Migrated Record:
SDV311078Un-published: Unknown. Copy of 1827 Estate map. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV677Report - Survey: Griffith, F. M..
SDV79Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV9783Related to: Castle Dyke in Tower Plantation, Ashcombe and Dawlish (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2015 11:05AM