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HER Number:MDV1030
Name:Bowl Barrow near Beacon Moor Cross

Summary

One of two bowl barrows to north-east of Beacon Moor Cross. Survives as an oval mound with limited damage on north-west side, due to road and ditch being cut through it.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 694 161
Map Sheet:SS61NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChulmleigh
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHULMLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 34307
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61NE/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 28612
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS61NE 5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Polwhele, R., 1793-1806, The History of Devonshire, 144 (Monograph). SDV21030.

Polwhele equates barrows robbed at their centres with beacons and this place may have been named from such a feature.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2549/4265 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343288.


Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 282 (15b) (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

The mound marked on the Ordnance Survey 1 inch map of 1809 is listed as a possible fire beacon, for which an Elizabethan date is implied. Other details: No 15b.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1973, SS61NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343284.

Site visit 19th September 1973. A: A round barrow, now 28 metres diameter and 1 metre high, although recently levelled to facilitate ploughing. situated on high ground with excellent views, this may also be the beacon from which the moor is named. Other details: Plan, site A.


Simpson, S. J., 1993, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343286.

One of 2 barrows much levelled by ploughing but still clear, standing to circa 0.70 metres high.


Department of National Heritage, 1996, Bowl Barrow 280 Metres North-east of Beacon Moor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343289.

A bowl barrow situated in a prominent location near the summit of a south-east facing ridge overlooking the valley of Huntacott Water. The barrow forms part of a round barrow cemetery which includes at least seven barrows and a ring ditch.


Gerrard, H., 1996, Round Barrow 280 Metres North-east of Beacon Moor Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery, 139557 (Un-published). SDV343287.

Site visit 9th November 1995. Barrow forming part of a round barrow cemetery which includes at least 7 mounds and a ring ditch. This barrow survives as an oval mound, 20.1 metres north-east to south-west by 14.1 metres north-west to south-east and up to 0.8 metres high. The ditch from which construction material was quarried surrounds the barrow and survives as a buried feature circa 3 metres wide. The north western side of the mound has seen limited damage as a result of a road and ditch being cut through it.


National Monuments Record, 2009, 34307 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343285.

Two bowl barrows situated in a prominent location near the summit of a gentle south-east facing ridge overlooking the valley of Huntacott Water. One barrow survives as a circular mound whilst the other maintains an oval shaped mound Other details: SS61NE 5.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 104 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 96 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 101 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21030Monograph: Polwhele, R.. 1793-1806. The History of Devonshire. The History of Devonshire. Unknown. 144.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 282 (15b).
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 104.
SDV343284Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1973. SS61NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343285National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. 34307. National Monuments Record Index. Website.
SDV343286Personal Comment: Simpson, S. J.. 1993.
SDV343287Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1996. Round Barrow 280 Metres North-east of Beacon Moor Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 139557.
SDV343288Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2549/4265. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV343289Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1996. Bowl Barrow 280 Metres North-east of Beacon Moor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 96.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 101.

Associated Monuments

MDV1029Related to: Bowl Barrow near Beacon Moor Cross (Monument)
MDV2152Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV25650Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV41124Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV43969Related to: Bowl Barrow on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV43970Related to: Ring Ditch on Horridge Moor (Monument)
MDV2151Related to: Two Bowl Barrows north of Challacombe Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2014 2:25PM