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HER Number:MDV103287
Name:Barrow north of Ettiford Farm, Berrynarbor


A mound is visible as a soilmark and cropmark on aerial photographs between 1992 and 2001. Its is one of a group of four ploughed out Bronze Age barrows, possibly associated with other groups in the vicinity. An episode of deeper ploughing may have brought the fabric of the mounds to the surface and remains are likely to survive below ground.


Grid Reference:SS 544 446
Map Sheet:SS54SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBerrynarbor
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERRYNARBOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: One of group of prehistoric barrows north of Ettiford Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54SW/136

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Freeman, J. P., Pipe Trench Excavation (Worksheet). SDV76992.

Site visit 17th September 1998. Watching brief undertaken on cable trench in south-west corner of field. No archaeological features were observed and no finds recovered. The locations of a possible dewpond and a barrow were noted in the same field. The barrow was heavily ploughed out and visible as a very slight mound. According to the farmer it was surrounded by a ring of very dark soil visible when ploughed, suggesting the presence of a ditch. [Note that the grid reference given is approximate and the attached map places the barrow in this location.]

Geonex UK, 1992, 52/92, DCC Geonix/52/92 015-016 19-MAY-1992 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350550.

A roughly circular mound is visible as a soilmark.

Geonex UK, 1993, 78/93, DCC Geonix/78/93 055-056 08-JUN-1993 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349900.

An indistinct pale cropmark is visible.

Next Perspectives, 2001, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile: SS5444 22-MAY-2001 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349376.

This mound is visible as one of three very indistinct pale cropmarks.

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

A mound, circa 17 metres in diameter, is visible as a pale soilmark and cropmark on the hill north of Ettiford Farm on aerial photographs between 1992 and 2001. It is likely to be a ploughed out Bronze Age burial mound, one of a group of four in this location. It is not visible on earlier aerial photographs, and it is possible that an episode of deeper ploughing had brought the fabric of the mound to the surface. Remains are however likely to survive below ground and are vulnerable to ongoing cultivation processes.

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
SDV349376Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2001. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile: SS5444 22-MAY-2001.
SDV349900Aerial Photograph: Geonex UK. 1993. 78/93. Geonex Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC Geonix/78/93 055-056 08-JUN-1993.
SDV350550Aerial Photograph: Geonex UK. 1992. 52/92. Geonex Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC Geonix/52/92 015-016 19-MAY-1992. [Mapped feature: #62761 ]
SDV76992Worksheet: Freeman, J. P.. Pipe Trench Excavation. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV103149Part of: Barrow Cemetery North of Ettiford Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2015 10:12AM