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Bowl Barrows 340m And 570m East Of The Firs

Hob Uid: 437898
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Milton Abbot, Lamerton
Grid Ref : SX4555079630
Summary : Two barrows crossed by ridge and furrow. The easternmost barrow survives as a circular flat-topped mound measuring 22 metres in diameter and up to 0.7 metre high. The surrounding quarry ditch is visible on the northern, eastern and western sides of the mound, measuring up to 4.4 metre wide and 0.1 metre deep. A depresion 2m wide and 0.1m deep on the western barrow may represent an old excavation trench. The barrows form part of a round barrow cemetery at Heathfield, with 8 other components lying further east. Scheduled.
More information : SX 45437964 and SX 45677963 Tumulus (NR) (Twice). (1)

Barrow at SX 45437964 diameter 21.0m. by 0.8m. high with a
flattish top and barrow at SX 45677963 diameter 23.0m. by 1.0m.
high also with a flattish top and possibly ditched. Both
visited by Grinsell 13 June 1971. (2)

On a very slight W slope at about 275m. O.D. below the crest of
a hill, in enclosed land, formerly common are two barrows.
A: A fine platform barrow 22.0m. in diameter and 0.8m. high.
Rabbit scrapes and a slight mutilation on the W. show the
contents to be of stone and earth. There are faint traces of a
ditch, clearest on the NE and SW where it is not so much
obscured by the plough lines.

B: A flat topped platform barrow 25.5m. in diameter and 0.7m.
high, and of stone and earth construction. No traces of the
ditch recorded in 1971 are currently visible (see plan).
Condition good: grass covered but both barrows are crossed by
narrow (1.5m) rig and furrow, traceable over much of the former
common.
No finds were made.
Surveyed at 1/2500. (3)

Two barrows crossed by ridge and furrow. The easternmost barrow (SX 45667963) survives as a circular flat-topped mound measuring 24.9 metres in diameter and up to 1 metre high. The surrounding quarry ditch is visible on the northern, eastern and western sides of the mound. Scheduled. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : P Devon A S 36 1978 142-3 (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 142-3
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Vol(s) : 36
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 07-NOV-83
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Schedule 11-DEC-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Platform Barrow, Bowl Barrow, Barrow Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Ridge And Furrow
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34283
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34282
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 47 NE 5
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 47 NE 5
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1983-11-07
End Date : 1983-11-07