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HER Number:MDV11635
Name:Bowl Barrow on Common Moor, East Putford

Summary

One of two bowl barrows to the west of Wrangworthy Cross, which form part of a round barrow cemetery. An oval mound, cut on the east side by a drain and on the south-west by a roadside bank and ditch.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 377 176
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Putford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/22
  • Old SAM County Ref: 826
  • Old SAM Ref: 30344
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS31NE 11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Marked as 'Tumulus'.


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

Visited on 14th September 1965. Bowl barrow, diameter 28 paces, height 2 feet.


Department of Environment, 1974, Round Barrow on Edge of Common Moor (Schedule Document). SDV343693.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS31NE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343691.

Visited on 12th October 1977. Remains of bowl barrow which measure 26 metres by 20 metres, height 0.4 metres. It is partly obscured by a thick overgrowth of furze, and has possibly been mutilated by the cutting of a drain on the east and the roadside verge to the south. No visible ditch.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND14 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 7th May 1979. No change from Ordnance Survey description.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, East Putford 3 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Two Bowl Barrows 600 Metres and 750 Metres West of Wrangworthy Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343689.

One of two bowl barrows which lie to the east of Common Moor, situated on a high upland ridge which overlooks the valley of a tributary to the River Torridge, and form part of a round barrow cemetery. The western barrow survives as an oval mound which measures 25.6 metres long by 20.6 metres wide and is 0.6 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch is preserved as a buried feature. The mound and ditch have been cut on the eastern side by a drain and to the south and south-west by a roadside bank and ditch.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.


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.

Marked as 'Tumulus'.

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 3.
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 ND14.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 114.
SDV343689Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Two Bowl Barrows 600 Metres and 750 Metres West of Wrangworthy Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343691Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS31NE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343693Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1974. Round Barrow on Edge of Common Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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: #75677 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 117.

Associated Monuments

MDV139Related to: Rush Barrow, Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 9:15AM