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HER Number:MDV11608
Name:Bowl Barrow south-west of Gorvin, Hartland


Prehistoric bowl barrow 530 metres south-west of Gorvin, forming part of a group.


Grid Reference:SS 285 194
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 149840
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/507
  • Old SAM Ref: 32203
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, H., 149840, 149840 (Un-published). SDV340118.

Visited approximately 1998. Bowl barrow 520 metres south-west of Gorvin Farm. Other details: AI 149840.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 121 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited 5th April 1969. Mound covered by scrub. Diameter 25 paces, height 4 feet.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1980, SS21NE8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340117.

Visited 16th October 1977. A bowl barrow in good condition on a hilltop. No evidence of a ditch. Diameter 27.0 metres, height 1.8 metres.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND46 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 16th October 1979. Diameter 27.4 metres, height 1.71 metres. Large mound in corner of pasture field. Appears to have suffered little damage. No signs of ditch. Good condition.

Allden, A., 1981, A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future (Report - non-specific). SDV339662.

Horner, W., 1996, Barrow (Personal Comment). SDV340114.

Visited 5th September 1996. Viewed from barrow group to north. Appears to still be in good condition in pasture. Not ploughed or re-seeded as sides too steep. Forms part of aligned group with four other barrows.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 16 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Bowl Barrow 530m south west of Gorvin (Schedule Document). SDV340119.

Bowl barrow forming part of a group. Survives as a 1.8 metre high circular mound with a diameter of 25.4 metres. Surrounding ditch survives as a buried feature approximately 4 metres wide. The field boundary which crosses the monument from north to south is excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath is included.

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

Tumulus 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. Hartland 16.
SDV339662Report - non-specific: Allden, A.. 1981. A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Publication. 10. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340114Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1996. Barrow. Not Applicable.
SDV340117Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1980. SS21NE8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340118Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 149840. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 149840.
SDV340119Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Bowl Barrow 530m south west of Gorvin. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND46.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75419 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 121.

Associated Monuments

MDV62Related to: Bowl Barrow north-north-west of West Greadon, Hartland (Monument)
MDV11610Related to: Bowl Barrow North-West of Gorvin Farm, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12405Related to: Bowl Barrow to north-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)
MDV7128Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Gorvin Cross, Hartland (Monument)
MDV11609Related to: Bowl Barrows north-west of Gorvin Farm, Hartland (Monument)
MDV61Related to: Round Barrow South-West of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 3:06PM