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HER Number:MDV102330
Name:Probable round barrow to the north-west of Gorvin

Summary

A possible round barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound on aerial photographs dating to 1978. It may be part of a larger Bronze Age barrow cemetery, but has possibly been more affected by ploughing than others in the group.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 286 202
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78038, NMR OS/78038 304-305 10-MAY-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349082.

A circular earthwork mound is visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A possible round barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound circa 28 metres in diameter on aerial photographs dating to 1978, and may be part of a larger Bronze Age barrow cemetery. It is not definitely visible on any other aerial photographs available to the survey, but neither is the scheduled barrow 115 metres to the east. The two features appear very similar on the 1978 aerial photographs. The documentation regarding site visits to the scheduled barrow make no mention of a second barrow in this field, suggesting that the mound is low and has perhaps been affected by ploughing to a greater extent. The photograph was very difficult to rectify so the location is approximate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349082Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 304-305 10-MAY-1978. [Mapped feature: #61780 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12405Related to: Bowl Barrow to north-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:May 31 2013 10:52AM