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HER Number:MDV11666
Name:Bowl Barrow 280 metres west of Bower, Bulkworthy

Summary

The north-western of a group of three bowl barrows.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 392 149
Map Sheet:SS31SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBulkworthy
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishFRITHELSTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31SE/16
  • Old SAM Ref: 30347
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS31SE 2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

One of two barrows marked as 'Tumuli'.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 113 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited 4th April 1969. Bowl barrow diameter 25 paces, height 2 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS31SE 2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337882.

Visited 10/th October 1977. Slightly spread by ploughing but otherwise in fair condition. Diameter 25 metres, height 0.7 metres.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND9 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 19th November 1979. Fair condition, trampled by cattle. Diameter 26.2 metres, height 0.62 metres.


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


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Three Bowl Barrows 250 Metres West of Bower (Schedule Document). SDV337878.

The northern one of three bowl barrows on a high ridge overlooking the valley of Weasel Water, a tributary to the River Torridge. The three barrows all survive as circular or oval mounds with their surrounding quarry ditches being preserved as buried features. The northernmost barrow measures 28.8 metres in diameter and is 0.7 metres high.


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

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


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, 113 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Group of three barrows to the west of Bower, marked as 'Tumuli'.

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. Bulkworthy 2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337878Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Three Bowl Barrows 250 Metres West of Bower. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV337882Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS31SE 2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND9.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 114.
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. 113.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75986 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 113.

Associated Monuments

MDV11667Related to: Bowl Barrow 200 metres west of Bower, Bulkworthy (Monument)
MDV11668Related to: Bowl Barrow 245m west of Bower, Bulkworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 8:39AM