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HER Number:MDV11667
Name:Bowl Barrow 200 metres west of Bower, Bulkworthy

Summary

The eastern one of a group of three bowl barrows. It has been cut through by a track on its east side and is also overlain by two field boundaries.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 393 149
Map Sheet:SS31SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBulkworthy
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishFRITHELSTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31SE/17
  • 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.

The eastern of two 'Tumuli'. A trackway cuts through the middle of the barrow.


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

Visited 4th April 1969. Barrow B: diameter 28 paces, height 1 foot. Eastern half cut by road.


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

Visited on 10th October 1977. Ploughed down, truncated on east and in poor condition. Diameter 22 metres, height 0.4 metres.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND11 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 9th November 1979. Very low mound, cut by hedge on north and east. Irregular edges. 26 metres north to south, height 0.36 metres.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Bulkworthy 4 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


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

The eastern one of three bowl barrows on a high ridge location 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 easternmost barrow measures 26.5 metres long north to south by 24.1 metres east to west and is 0.4 metres high. This barrow is cut by an established track and is partly overlain by two field boundaries. The field boundaries crossing the monument are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath is included.


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.

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 4.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #75995 ]
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 ND11.
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.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 113.

Associated Monuments

MDV11668Related to: Bowl Barrow 245m west of Bower, Bulkworthy (Monument)
MDV11666Related to: Bowl Barrow 280 metres west of Bower, Bulkworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 8:42AM