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HER Number:MDV10269
Name:Barrow North of Green Lane

Summary

The remains of a barrow of probable Bronze Age date were visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from Lidar as the cropmark of a ring ditch and the spread earthwork remains of the barrow mound, to the north of Green Lane, Rewe. Remains of a second slightly smaller barrow are also visible circa 100 metres to the west-north-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 943 997
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNether Exe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNETHER EXE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448170
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/32
  • Old SAM County Ref: 475(B)
  • Old SAM Ref: 29676
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX99NW 11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX9499, 12, 15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV126975.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RS 2150-2151 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354842.

The barrow was visible as a low earthwork mound.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1958 - 1982, SX99NW11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343008.

1. Two bowl barrows reported at SX94339974 and SX379972.
2. Two Tumuli identified and surveyed on 6 inch. That to north-west (SX94309974) - 39 metres north to south, 46 metres east to west and approximately 2 feet high - very spread. That to south-east (SX94409972) - 38 metres north to south, 45 metres east to west and approximately 3 feet high - very spread.
3. The field was under crop but from a distance the features appear as low mounds of about the size stated above. Both features would seem to be large ploughed down barrows with no apparent ditches.
4. Fox numbers 29 and 30. Diameters 30.7 metres (no heights given), ploughed and spread.
5. 'A' is a barrow 24 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high. 'B' is a sub-circular barrow 48 metres east to west, 40 metres north to south and 1.2 metres high. Both have been ploughed. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. Other details: Plan, site B.


Ministry of Works, 1962, Two Barrows North of Whyatt's Cottage (Schedule Document). SDV343012.

Two large mounds, ploughed down and spread to over 100 feet in diameter and about 3 feet high - under corn most years.


Ordnance Survey, 1967, OS/67041, OS/67041 V 44-45 18-APR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357110.

The barrow was visible as a low earthwork mound. Some evidence of robbing maay be visible.


Fox, A., 1969, The Upton Pyne Cemetery, 78 (Article in Serial). SDV341856.

Other details: Barrow 30.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited by A. Allden in 1979. Height 0.75 metres, diameter 30 metres. Flints found on site now in Rougemont House museum.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 39 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.


DCC, 1984, DAP 3553, DAP 3553/02 16-JUL-1984 (CG) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359180.

The cropmark of a ring ditch was visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/CG, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV267548.

Visible as a ring ditch.


Robinson, R., 1987 - 2000, Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project (Un-published). SDV342165.

Visited on 30/03/1990. Visible as large ploughed out barrow.


Miller, A., 1996, RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project (Interpretation). SDV53184.

A rapid examination of air photography shows these two probable Prehistoric or Roman round barrow sites, visible as ring ditch cropmarks (with indications of mounds) at SX 9430 9975 and SX 9440 9972, circa 400 metres north-north-west of Rewe Barton.


Salvatore, J. P., 1998, Two Bowl Barrows North of Green Lane, 430 Metres and 330 Metres West of Rewe Cross, 144441 (Un-published). SDV343009.

Bowl barrow north of Green Lane, 350 metres west of Rewe Cross. Reduced by cultivation but retains a height of circa 1 metre. Associated ring ditch survives as buried feature, recorded as cropmark with diameter of 38 metres. Recorded by Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England as possibly Roman, but this is unlikely.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9498 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 14-20-Feb-2012 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The barrow was visible as a low earthwork mound.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9498 Environment Agency DTM 1-JAN-1998 – 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

The barrow was visible as a low earthwork mound. Map object based partly on this source.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Two Bowl Barrows North of Green Lane, 430 Metres and 330 Metres West of Rewe Cross (Schedule Document). SDV343013.

Two Bronze Age bowl barrows, lying in an approximate east-west alignment, situated about 100 metres apart on low lying land between the River Exe and the River Culm. Both barrows have been reduced in height and spread by cultivation but both have mounds with an average height of 1 metre. Both barrows have surrounding ring ditches from which soil was extracted for the construction of their mounds; these ring ditches survive as below ground features which have been recorded as crop marks on aerial photographs with a width of about 2 metres. The diameter of the eastern barrow is about 38 metres. These barrows are two of a number of such barrows which have been recognised in this area of the Exe valley. Despite reduction in their height through cultivation, the two Bronze Age barrows north of Green Lane and west of Rewe Cross have surviving mounds and associated ditches. They will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the barrows and the landscape in which they were built.


National Monuments Record, 2009, 448170 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343015.

Other details: SX99NW 11: last updated 1999.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 97 (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, 89 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 92 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

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


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

The remains of a barrow of probable Bronze Age date were visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from Lidar as the cropmark of a ring ditch and the spread earthwork remains of the barrow mound, to the north of Green Lane, Rewe.
The remains of the mound are visible as low earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, but can most clearly be seen on digital images derived from Lidar data captured in 2005 and 2012. The mound material appears to have been very spread, the lidar data showing it to extend over an area up to circa 50 metres in diameter. The cropmark of the ring ditch is clearly visible on Devon Aerial Photographs of 1984, on which it measures up to circa 1.7 metres wide, enclosing a circular area circa 36 metres in diameter.
Remains of a second slightly smaller barrow are also visible circa 100 metres to the west-north-west.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV126975Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX9499. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 12, 15.
SDV267548Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/CG. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 39.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material.
SDV341856Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1969. The Upton Pyne Cemetery. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 27. Paperback Volume. 78.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 97.
SDV343008Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1958 - 1982. SX99NW11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343009Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1998. Two Bowl Barrows North of Green Lane, 430 Metres and 330 Metres West of Rewe Cross. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144441.
SDV343012Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1962. Two Barrows North of Whyatt's Cottage. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV343013Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Two Bowl Barrows North of Green Lane, 430 Metres and 330 Metres West of Rewe Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343015National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. 448170. National Monuments Record Index. Website.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 89.
SDV354842Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RS 2150-2151 13-APR-1947.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 92.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9498 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 14-20-Feb-2012.
SDV357110Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67041. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/67041 V 44-45 18-APR-1967.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9498 Environment Agency DTM 1-JAN-1998 – 30-SEP-2014.
SDV359180Aerial Photograph: DCC. 1984. DAP 3553. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 3553/02 16-JUL-1984 (CG).
SDV53184Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV10222Related to: Bowl Barrow North of Green Lane (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Jul 28 2016 3:53PM