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HER Number:MDV11612
Name:Barrow south-east of Gorvin Cross, Hartland


Bowl barrow, now flattened and spread.


Grid Reference:SS 295 193
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric bowl barrow south-east of Gorvin Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/511
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL 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. Bowl barrow under grass. Diameter 25 paces, 1.5 feet high.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1980, SS21NE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343392.

Site visit 16th October 1977. Bowl barrow in a pasture field. 28.0 metres diameter, 0.8 metres high. No evidence of a ditch.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND49 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 16th October 1979. Diameter 24.2 metres diameter, height 0.61 metres. Low mound in pasture - very close cut grass. Flattened and spread. Difficult to judge edges of mound. No sign of ditch. Fair condition.

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

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 19 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

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 19.
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.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND49.
SDV343392Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1980. SS21NE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75457 ]
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:Aug 4 2014 3:31PM