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HER Number:MDV102374
Name:Possible barrow south of Tosberry


An earthwork is visible as a mound with a small pit in the top on 1946 aerial photographs and as a ring-shaped earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1995. It seems to post-date post-medieval or modern narrow ridge and furrow, but its function is unknown.


Grid Reference:SS 258 206
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY
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))
  • MOUND (XVIII to Mid 20th Century - 1751 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5124-5125 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

A roughly circular mound with a small pit in the top is visible as an earthwork.

Meridian Airmaps Limited, 1967, MAL/67007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349066.

Ordnance Survey, 1995, OS/95637, NMR OS/95637 093 25-JUL-1995 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349089.

A circular ring-shaped earthwork is visible.

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

A roughly circular mound, approximately 12 metres in diameter, and with a small pit in the top, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. Its size and location are consistent with an interpretation as a possible barrow of Bronze Age date, but as it appears to overlie the narrow ridge and furrow that covers the moor, it is therefore more likely to be of post-medieval or modern date. In 1995 aerial photographs a ring-shaped earthwork is clearly visible in this location, but its function is unknown.

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
SDV349066Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1967. MAL/67007. Meridian Airmaps Limited Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV349089Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1995. OS/95637. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/95637 093 25-JUL-1995.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5124-5125 19-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #61825 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project (Ref: ACD383/2/1)

Date Last Edited:Oct 1 2020 5:20PM