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HER Number:MDV11668
Name:Bowl Barrow 245m west of Bower, Bulkworthy

Summary

The central one 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/18
  • 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.

Barrow not depicted although the other two in the group are.


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

Visited 4th April 1969. Barrow C: diameter 28 paces, height 6 inches.


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

Visited on 10th October 1977. Remains ploughed down and spread around. Diameter 27 metres, height 0.3 metres.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND10 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 19th November 1979. Now almost completely eradicated diameter 24.3 metres, height 0.28 metres.


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


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

The southern 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 southern barrow measures 25.9 metres in diameter and is 0.4 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.

Central of a group of three barrows marked as 'Tumuli' to the west of Bower.

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 3.
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 ND10.
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: #76001 ]
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)
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 8:41AM