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HER Number:MDV115
Name:Bowl Barrow on Ugworthy Moor, Holsworthy

Summary

The southernmost of two barrows known as the Ugworthy Barrows. Situated on a high ridge, 750 metres south-south-west of West Ugworthy House.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 319 073
Map Sheet:SS30NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolsworthy Hamlets
Civil ParishPyworthy
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLSWORTHY
Ecclesiastical ParishPYWORTHY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 143367
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30NW/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 373A
  • Old SAM Ref: 30340
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS30NW6

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, 143367 (Un-published). SDV356887.

Site visit 17th July 1997. Bowl barrow on Ugworthy Moor lying 710 metrese south-south-west of West Ugworthy House. Diameter 35.8 metres, height 2.5 metres. Surrounded on three sides by a field boundary which overlies the edge of the mound and its surrounding ditch, which survives as a buried feature.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1952 - 1977, SS30NW6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343715.

Visited on 23rd November 1977. a probable bowl barrow with an almost flat top. No visible ditch, but the mound is enclosed by field banks, save on the east side. Other details: Plan.


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

One of two large barrows, both ploughed, in good condition, appear intact. The southern (a) 106 feet diameter, 10 feet high, south of road.


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

Visited on 7th May 1969. Pasture. Diameter 40 paces, height 7 feet.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND2 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 20th November 1979. Diameter 37.7 metres, height 2.25 metres. Cut on west, north and south by hedges. Slightly distorted on north side by hedge. Much has been truncated and mound may have been circa 50 metres in diameter originally. Hedges have probably prevented further damage. No sign of ditch or berm. 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 2 + Pyworthy 1 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Bowl Barrow on Ugworthy Moor 750 Metres South-south-west of West Ugworthy House (Schedule Document). SDV343716.

The southernmost of two barrows known as Ugworthy Barrows on a high ridge overlooking the valley of the Small Brook. It survives as a circular mound which measures 35.8 metres in diameter and is 2.5 metres high. It is surrounded on three sides by a field boundary which overlies the edge of the mound and its surrounding ditch. The surrounding ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as a buried feature 4 metres wide. The boundary banks and stock proof fence are excluded from the scheduling although the ground beneath is included.


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 2 + Pyworthy 1.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND2.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV343713Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1957. Ugworthy Barrows. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV343715Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1952 - 1977. SS30NW6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343716Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Bowl Barrow on Ugworthy Moor 750 Metres South-south-west of West Ugworthy House. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74319 ]
SDV356887Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 17/07/1997. 143367. 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

MDV114Related 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