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HER Number:MDV10187
Name:Bowl Barrow to North of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne

Summary

A Bowl Barrow of probable Bronze Age date was visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from Lidar as an earthwork mound to north of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne. The barrow is one of line of four on a low broad ridge which form part of the Upton Pyne Group of more than 30.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 906 988
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448124
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 318D
  • Old SAM Ref: 15027
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX99NW1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ancient Monuments, Upton Pyne, 4 Barrows, near Bramble Lane (Schedule Document). SDV341854.

[One] of four large mounds. All have been ploughed and spread. 90 feet diameter, 4 feet high. Other details: 318D.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4228-4229 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An earthwork mound was visible immediately north of Bramble Lane.


Fox, A., 1969, The Upton Pyne Cemetery, 75,77 (Article in Serial). SDV341856.

Barrow (15) on north side of Bramble Lane, close to road. 90 feet diameter, 4 feet high. Spread by ploughing. The linear disposition of the group implies successive dynastic or family burials. Other details: Barrow No. 15.


Unknown, 1979, Upton Pyne Barrow (Plan - measured). SDV348570.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, Exe Valley Barrow No. 15 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Rounded top. Cut by road. Effect of road edge on ploughing has affected shape of barrow. Edge not definite. Diameter approximately 40 metres, height 0.9-1.2 metres. Survey and profile drawn. Other details: Survey drawing (1:200) + profile.


Allden, A., 1981, A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future (Report - non-specific). SDV339662.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982 - 1991, SX99NW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341838.

1. Barrows reported here by Shaw in 1934.
2. Site visit 02/08/1962. Barrow (A) spread and part of its southern side destroyed by a road. 1.3 metres high.
3. Recorded by Fox as 90 feet diameter, 4 feet high, spread by ploughing.
4. Site visit 09/02/1982. Under pasture. Diameter 42.0 metres, height 1.2 metres. Other details: Barrow A. Photo.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 44 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.


Department of Environment, 1991, Bowl Barrow 600m W of Starved Oak Cross (Schedule Document). SDV341864.

Bowl barrow surviving as an earthen mound, 35 metres in diameter and 1 metre high, in a ploughed arabled field. There is no visible or recorded evidence that it has even been excavated. It stands at the southern edge of the field, abutting and slightly truncated by the roadside hedge and verge. The westernmost of a line of four well-spaced barrows sited on a low broad ridge overlooking a shallow valley at the centre of the area covered by the Upton Pyne barrow group, which comprises over thirty recorded barrows. Other details: Originally scheduled on 16/02/1953.


Miller, A., 1996, Untitled Source (Interpretation). SDV341852.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9098 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

An earthwork mound was visible immediately north of Bramble Lane.


Devon County Council, 2000 - 2001, Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV341862.

Aerial photograph shows pits to the north of this barrow and they have probably also been active in this field.


Horner, B., 2002, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV341863.

Site visit by B. Horner and C. Vulliamy 06/02/2002. The barrow is still a prominent feature but has clearly suffered from having pigs on it. A low north-south ridge, circa 0.2 metres high, bisects the west side of the barrow and the ground is lower on the west side of this due to pig poaching. There are also wheel ruts along the hedgeline and a water-filled hole, probbly from pig action, on the summit of the barrow.


Southwest Archaeology, 2008, Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Cartographic Assessment, 5,21 (Report - Assessment). SDV341805.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 99 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 90 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A Bowl Barrow of probable Bronze Age date was visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from Lidar as an earthwork mound to north of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne. The barrow probably originally measured approximately 38 to 40 metres in diameter. However, the mound visible as an earthwork on digital images derived from Lidar data measures circa 40 by 25 metres in plan, truncated by Bramble Lane on its southern edge.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 44.
SDV339662Report - non-specific: Allden, A.. 1981. A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Publication. 10. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Exe Valley Barrow No. 15.
SDV341805Report - Assessment: Southwest Archaeology. 2008. Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Cartographic Assessment. Southwest Archaeology Report. 080313. A4 Stapled. 5,21.
SDV341838Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982 - 1991. SX99NW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341852Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Digital.
SDV341854Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. Upton Pyne, 4 Barrows, near Bramble Lane. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV341856Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1969. The Upton Pyne Cemetery. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 27. Paperback Volume. 75,77.
SDV341862Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 2000 - 2001. Vertical Colour. Unknown.
SDV341863Personal Comment: Horner, B.. 2002. Not Applicable.
SDV341864Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1991. Bowl Barrow 600m W of Starved Oak Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 99.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 90.
SDV348570Plan - measured: Unknown. 1979. Upton Pyne Barrow. Plan + Digital.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4228-4229 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9098 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #61487 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV10184Related to: Bowl Barrow to South of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV10185Related to: Bowl Barrow to South of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV10186Related to: Bowl Barrow to South of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV10208Related to: Possible Barrow, South of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey
  • EDV4428 - Desk-based Cartographic Assessment of a site at Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2015 2:34PM