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HER Number:MDV11611
Name:Barrow North-East of West Bursdon Farm, Hartland

Summary

Flattened barrow of probable Bronze Age date, a maximum of 20.5 metres diameter and 0.45 metres high. Visible as an earthwork mound on the ground and on aerial photographs taken in 1978.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 267 196
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric round barrow north-east of West Bursdon Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • MORPH: DE.124.17.1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/510
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Site visit 5th April 1969. Barrow discovered at site of Ordnance Survey 748 feet spot height. 14 paces diameter, 1 foot high.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1980, SS21NE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343390.

Site visit 16th October 1977. On Bursdon Moor. No evidence of a ditch. 16.0 metres diameter, 0.5 metres high.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78016, NMR OS/78038 307-308 10-MAY-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349080.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND 40 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 19th November 1979. Diameter 17.5 metres north-south, 20.5 metres east-west, 0.45 metres high. Very flattened barrow on moorland. Humocky surface and irregular outline. No sign of a ditch although the ground is too irregular to be certain. Poor condition.


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


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EJ, 4,5,5A,6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341820.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 12A (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Cornwall County Council, 2002, Cornwall National Mapping Programme (Archive - Survey). SDV350748.

One large oblong feature. Visible as an earthwork mound and transcribed from aerial photographs taken in 1978. The map object is not based on this source.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 151 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

In 1979 barrow measured 17.5metres (north-south), 20.5 metres (east-west), 0.45 metres high. Very flattened barrow on moorland. Humocky surface and irregular outline. No sign of ditch.


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 12A.
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.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 151.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND 40.
SDV341820Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EJ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4,5,5A,6.
SDV343390Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1980. SS21NE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV349080Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78016. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 307-308 10-MAY-1978.
SDV350748Archive - Survey: Cornwall County Council. 2002. Cornwall National Mapping Programme.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75451 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 121.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2015 11:46AM