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HER Number:MDV11609
Name:Bowl Barrows north-west of Gorvin Farm, Hartland


Southern of two bowl barrows forming part of a linear group.


Grid Reference:SS 286 199
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 149841
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/508
  • Old SAM Ref: 32204
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0059 30-JUN-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

The barrow shows cearly as a dark ring ditch cropmark.

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

Visited 5th April 1969. Diameter 32 paces, height 3.5 feet. Suggestion of a ditch.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1980, SS21NE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340120.

Visited 16th October 1977. Barrow A. A bowl barrow now with no evidence of a ditch, 32.0 metres diameter, 1.2 metres high.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND 45 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 8th November 1979. Diameter circa 40.0 metres, with ditch. Height 1.35 metres. Flattened and spread, but still very substantial. Slightly flat-topped with clear indications of a ditch on the north and east sides, circa 5.0 metres wide and 0.2-0.3 metres deep. Mound circa 30.0 metres diameter. In pasture. 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). SDV340121.

Visited 5th September 1996. This barrow has occasionally been re-seeded. Dimensions as above. The ditch is also faintly visible on the south side. Forms part of an aligned group.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 15 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Gerrard, H., 1998, Southern of two bowl barrows 400m north west of Gorvin Farm, AI 149841 (Un-published). SDV340122.

Southern of two bowl barrows 400 metres north-west of Gorvin Farm.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Two Bowl Barrows 400m north west of Gorvin (Schedule Document). SDV340123.

[One of] two bowl barrows situated on a prominent upland ridge overlooking the valley of Seckington Water. These form part of a group of barrows recorded in the area. The southernmost barrow survives as a slightly oval mound which measures 35.7 metres east-west, 30.1 metres north-south and 1.4 metres high. The surrounding ditch is visible, measuring up to 5.1 metres wide and 0.1 metres deep.

English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 115 (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, 115 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

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

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

Tumuli 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 15.
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.
SDV340120Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1980. SS21NE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340121Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1996. Barrow. Not Applicable.
SDV340122Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1998. Southern of two bowl barrows 400m north west of Gorvin Farm. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. AI 149841.
SDV340123Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Two Bowl Barrows 400m north 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 ND 45.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 115.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 108.
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0059 30-JUN-1959.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 115.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75429 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 121.

Associated Monuments

MDV11610Related to: Bowl Barrow North-West of Gorvin Farm, Hartland (Monument)
MDV11608Related to: Bowl Barrow south-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12405Related to: Bowl Barrow to north-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)
MDV7128Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Gorvin Cross, 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 2:45PM