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HER Number:MDV114
Name:Bowl Barrow on Ugworthy Moor, Holsworthy

Summary

The northernmost of two barrows known as the Ugworthy Barrows. Situated on a high ridge 510 metres south of West Ugworthy House.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 321 075
Map Sheet:SS30NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolsworthy Hamlets
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLSWORTHY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 143366
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30NW/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 373B
  • Old SAM Ref: 30339
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS30NW5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (LANEBA to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 17/07/1997, 143366 (Un-published). SDV356888.

Site visit 17th July 1997. Bowl barrow on Ugworthy Moor, 450 metres south of West Ugworthy house. Oval mound, 41 metres by 38.7 metres by 1.4 metres high. To north and east the ditch is visible as a 4.8 metres wide, 0.2 metres deep hollow. Elsewhere it survives as a buried feature.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1952 - 1977, SS30NW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343711.

Visited on 23rd November 1977. Barrow with a possible ditch marked by a growth of rushes. Barrow has flat top. It may be a bowl, but could be a platform type.


Ministry of Works, 1957, Ugworthy Barrows (Schedule Document). SDV343713.

One of two large barrows, in good condition, both appear intact. Northern (b) 120 feet by 135 feet, 5 feet 6 inches high, flattened and spread.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 122 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 7th April 1969. Pasture. Suggestion of surrounding ditch. Road to south-east called Borough Cross. Diameter 40 paces, height 5 feet.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND1 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 20th November 1979. Diameter 40.9 metres, height 1.45 metres. Spread at edges and slightly flattened but in good condition. Indications of ditch on north and east sides, circa 5 metres wide, 0.15 metres deep. Flattish top and type of shelf on east side formed by break of slope. In pasture. Good condition.


Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342456.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Holsworthy Hamlets 1 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Bowl Barrow on Ugworthy Moor 510 Metres South of West Ugworthy House (Schedule Document). SDV343712.

The northernmost of two barrows known as the Ugworthy Barrows, situated on a high ridge overlooking the valley of the Small Brook. It survives as an oval mound 41 metres long from north to south and 38.7 metres wide from east to west and 1.4 metres high. To the north and east of the mound the quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is visible as a 4.8 metres wide and up to 0.2 metres deep hollow; elsewhere it survives as a buried feature.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 116 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 108 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 155 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems i.e. under plough, collapse. Declining.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Ugworthy Barrow marked.

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. Holsworthy Hamlets 1.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND1.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 116.
SDV343711Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1952 - 1977. SS30NW5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343712Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Bowl Barrow on Ugworthy Moor 510 Metres South of West Ugworthy House. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343713Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1957. Ugworthy Barrows. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 108.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 155.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73348 ]
SDV356888Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 17/07/1997. 143366. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. Digital.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 122.

Associated Monuments

MDV115Related to: Bowl Barrow on Ugworthy Moor, Holsworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 1 2014 4:00PM