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HER Number:MDV11610
Name:Bowl Barrow North-West of Gorvin Farm, Hartland

Summary

Northern of two bowl barrows 400m north-west of Gorvin Farm, forming part of a group.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 149842
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/509
  • 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

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


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1980, SS21NE7(b) (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340124.

Site visit 16th October 1977. Barrow B. A barrow, possibly a bowl, no evidence of a ditch, approximately 12 metres diameter, 0.2 metres high.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND 43 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 8th November 1979. Diameter 13.5 metres, height 0.2-0.3 metres. Very small, low mound almost flattened out. Seems to run into ditch of ND45. Very insubstantial, and one ploughing could remove it altogether. Poor 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. Barrow still visible in pasture. Occasionally re-seeded. Dimensions roughly as above. 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 14 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Gerrard, H., 1998, Northern of two Bowl Barrows 400m north west of Gorvin Farm, AI 149842 (Un-published). SDV340125.

Northern 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. The northernmost barrow survives as a circular mound with a diameter of 16.2 metres and it is 0.3 metres high. The surrounding ditch is preserved as a buried feature 2 metres wide adjoining that of the southern barrow.


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 14.
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.
SDV340121Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1996. Barrow. Not Applicable.
SDV340123Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Two Bowl Barrows 400m north west of Gorvin. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV340124Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1980. SS21NE7(b). Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340125Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1998. Northern of two Bowl Barrows 400m north west of Gorvin Farm. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. AI 149842.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND 43.
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.
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: #75440 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 121.

Associated Monuments

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)
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 2:42PM