Trentishoe Barrows, Round cairns, West Exmoor Coast

Record ID:  100138 / MNA107787
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  West Exmoor Coast; South West
Civil Parish:  Trentishoe; North Devon; Devon
Grid Reference:  SS 6295 4777
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Summary

Only one of these barrows now remain. barrow a in a very mutilated condition, consists of a stony mound.

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Monument Types

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Description

Only one of these barrows now remain. barrow a in a very mutilated condition, consists of a stony mound.
Diameter 12.8m, height 0.91m. Its centre has been opened leaving a hollow with diameter 7.1m which contains a cist, the remains of which are aprox 2m long and 0.7m wide. An arc of stoney material, in a mound of approx 11.6m Diameter, 0.3m high, lying about 4.25m east of the tumulus is probably spoil from the excavation.

References

  • SZR49040 - National Trust Report: Caroline Thackray. 1984. NT Archaeological Survey, Heddon Estate, Devon.

  • SZR49041 - Article in serial: LV Grinsell. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon PDAS 28. PDAS 28.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • HER/SMR Reference (External): SS64NW/002
  • Heritage Coast
  • National Park
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest

Associated Events

  • ENA490 - Field Survey, NT Archaeological Survey, Heddon Estate, Devon

Associated Finds

None Recorded

Related Records

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