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HER Number:MDV11634
Name:Bowl Barrow at Commonmoor Cottage, East Putford

Summary

One of two bowl barrows near Commonmoor Cottage which form part of a round barrow cemetery. A circular mound to the north of the cottage, which partially underlies an access lane and field boundaries.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 372 175
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Putford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/21
  • Old SAM Ref: 30345

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Tumulus marked adjacent to Commonmoor Cottage.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 117 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 4th April 1969. Bowl barrow. Mound covered by mixed scrub and crowned by angle of field boundary. Barrow diameter 30 or more paces, height 6 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS31NE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343696.

Visited on 11th October 1977. Remains of round barrow, measures circa 40 metres north to south, by 34 metres east to west, and an average of 1.3 metres high. It is over lapped by the corner of a cottage garden and is in poor condition, (being crossed by a metalled track and with garden terracing to a depth of 1.6 metres, which has damaged the south west quadrant). No visible ditch.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND13 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 7th May 1979. Difficult to recognise as a barrow because there is so much disturbance. To the writers, there appears to be clear indication of a ditch on the north and east perimeter, but state of vegetation surrounding (rough grass and furze) makes identification uncertain. Very poor condition. South-west quadrant terraced out in cottage garden and cut away badly (grass covered). Hedge bank separating south-west quadrant up to 1.8 metres high flaked by metalled track (see sketch). North half covered in coarse grass and scrub.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, East Putford 2 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Two Bowl Barrows One Immediately North and One 100 Metres South of Commonmoor Cottage Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343697.

One of two bowl barrows on a high upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Torridge, part of a round barrow cemetery which occurs as a cluster of barrows on this ridge. The northernmost barrow, immediately north of Commonmoor Cottage, survives as a circular mound which measures 37.8 metres in diameter and is 1.5 metres high. It partially underlies an access lane and field boundaries which meet at the apex of the barrow. The south-western part of the mound has been cut by landscape features, septic tanks and a building which is no longer extant. The surrounding quarry ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, survives as a buried feature. The field boundaries crossing the mound, the surface of the access road to Commonmoor Cottage and the septic tank are excluded from the monument, although the ground below the boundaries and road and around the septic tank is included.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 107 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse. Declining.


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. East Putford 2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND13.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 114.
SDV343696Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS31NE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343697Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Two Bowl Barrows One Immediately North and One 100 Metres South of Commonmoor Cottage Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 107.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 114.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75666 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 117.

Associated Monuments

MDV16470Related to: Barrow to south of Commonmoor Cottage, East Putford (Monument)
MDV16469Related to: Bowl Barrow 110 metres south of Commonmoor Cottage, East Putford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2014 2:45PM