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Anstey Barrow

Hob Uid: 35644
Location :
Devon
North Devon
East Anstey
Grid Ref : SS8735028580
Summary : A Bronze Age round barrow visible as an earthwork measuring 9.5m in diameter and 1m in height. It has a central hollow surrounded by spoil and a surrounding ditch is visible on the NW and NE sides.
More information : (SS 87342859) ANSTEY BARROW (NR) (1)

A round barrow 12.0m in diameter and 1.5m high, with no visible ditch. Mutilated in the centre and on the north side. Situated in moorland. (2)

SS 87357 28585. This barrow is situated at about 332m above OD on the eastern summit of East Anstey Common. The rather flattish ridge top is mainly covered by rough grass with a scattering of heather and bracken. The barrow does not appear to be scheduled (3a).
The barrow is evident as a turf, bracken and gorse-covered, flat-topped, earth and stone mound 9.5m in diameter and 1m in height. There is a central hollow, about 2m diameter and 0.7m deep accessed by the remains of an open `excavation' trench, from the ESE. The spoil has been dumped around the hollow and along both sides of the trench, raising the barrow height by some 0.4m. There are remains of a surrounding ditch and bank, about 1.5m wide and 0.7m high now in a very poor condition and best seen around the NW and NE. Elsewhere it has either gone, eroded or is hidden under the gorse around the southern arc.
Published survey accepted. (3-5)

A round barrow is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, centred on circa SS 87352858. The mound is roughly circular in shape, although appears slightly irregular in plan, measuring up to circa 11 metres in diameter. The central hollow is visible, but vegetation obscures any trace of surviving surrounding ditch or outer bank. (6-7)

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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 6" Prov
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 29-MAR-70
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : I.S. Sainsbury/15-DEC-1995/RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage, 1987 County List Of Scheduled Ancient Monuments: Devon
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1970 (Revision) 1:2500 Sheet SS 8728
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 540/860 4133-4 02-SEP-1952
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Source Number : 7
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/95024 026 12-MAR-1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 647
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 1179
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External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MDE1431
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 82 NE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 82 NE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-03-29
End Date : 1970-03-29
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01