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HER Number:MDV111
Name:Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland

Summary

One of a group of four Prehistoric barrows on Bursdon Moor. The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound on aerial photographs from 1946 onwards. It does not appear to have been impacted by modern deep ploughing activity, although any outlying features such as ditches may have been. On a site visit in 2012 the barrow appeared to be in stable condition.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 260 201
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/17
  • Old SAM County Ref: 306(1)
  • Old SAM Ref: 34246
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22SE10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The southernmost of a group of four 'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5184-5185 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound. Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks are visible abutting the mound, but not crossing it.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1978, SS22SE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344767.

Barrow C. A heather covered platform barrow dug into at the centre. 26 metres diameter by 0.8 metres high with a flat top 18 metres across.


Department of Environment, 1953, Three Barrows on Bursdon Moor (Schedule Document). SDV339643.

One of three barrows on Bursdon Moor. The southern barrow consists of a low flat mound 60 foot (18.29 metres) in diameter by 1foot 6 inches (0.46 metres) high with no visible ditch.


Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0031-0032 30-JUN-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound. Map object based on this source.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 120 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited 15th September 1965. Diameter 27 paces, height 3.5 feet (1.07 metres).


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND35 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 7th May 1979. Diameter 25 metres east to west and 24 metres north to south. Disturbance in the southeastern quadrant. Slightly hollowed, less than 1 metre high. Grass and furze covered.


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EJ, 1a, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341820.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2000, Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross (Schedule Document). SDV339642.

This monument includes three bowl barrows and one bell barrow on Bursdon Moor north-east of Lutsford Cross. The four barrows are arranged in a roughly triangular grouping. This southernmost barrow survives as a circular mound 25,7 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. It has a central depression 4.0 metres long, 1.8 metres wide and up to 0.3 metres deep. The surrounding ditch is preserved as a buried feature approximately 3 metres wide.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2620 22-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349178.

The barrow is vegetation covered.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 533 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Southern of three bowl barrows on Bursdon Moor. Diameter 18 metres, height 0.5 metres. No ditch but moor is peat covered. A low flat mound. Signs of disturbance near centre.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.


English Heritage, 2010, Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross (Correspondence). SDV344524.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted, subject to conditions, in respect of proposed works concerning the re-siting of a water trough and reseeding/returfing bare patches.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

but with significant localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.


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

The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound on aerial photographs from 1946 onwards. It does not appear to have been impacted by modern deep ploughing activity, although any outlying features such as ditches may have been. On a site visit in 2012 the barrow appeared to be in stable condition.


Hegarty, C. & Knight, S., 2012-2013, North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project site visit, 18-APR-2012 (Site Visit). SDV349357.

The barrow mound is in stable condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319515Undergraduate Dissertation: Bayer, O. J.. 1996. Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location. University of Leicester Dissertation. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339642Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2000. Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV339643Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1953. Three Barrows on Bursdon Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 533.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND35.
SDV341820Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EJ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1a, 3.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344524Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter. Letter.
SDV344767Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1978. SS22SE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0031-0032 30-JUN-1959.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5184-5185 19-APR-1946.
SDV349178Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2620 22-AUG-2007.
SDV349357Site Visit: Hegarty, C. & Knight, S.. 2012-2013. North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project site visit. ND AONB NMP. Digital. 18-APR-2012.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 114.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 120.

Associated Monuments

MDV12410Related to: Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV109Related to: Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV110Related to: Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project
  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 10:02AM