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HER Number:MDV11713
Name:Bowl Barrow 685 metres north-north-east of Moorfield, Shebbear

Summary

Ploughed down barrow which now survives as a low, slightly oval mound, 24.1 by 22.1 metres, and 0.8 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 451 115
Map Sheet:SS41SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPeters Marland
Civil ParishShebbear
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishPETERS MARLAND
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEBBEAR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41SE/10
  • Old SAM Ref: 30323

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

"Tumulus" shown.


Doe, G. M., 1939, Address of the President (Article in Serial). SDV14615.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 27 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited September 1969. Grass covered. Diameter 18 paces, height 2 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 1980, SS41SE4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343639.

Visited 7th November1978. Ploughed down barrow in an arable field. Diameter 24 metres, height 0.8 metre. No ditch.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND104 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 29th November 1979. Diameter 24.1 metres, height 0.68 metre. Low mound in pasture, recently ploughed. Tends to merge into slopes making measurement difficult. Rather irregular surface. No visible ditch. Fair condition.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Shebbear 2, Peters Marland 1 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Gerrard, S., 1997 - 1998, Bowl Barrow 686m north-north-east of Moorfield (Un-published). SDV343640.

Visited 15th July 1997. Bowl barrow 686 metres north-north-east of Moorfield. Slightly oval mound, 24.1 metres north-east to south-west by 22.1 metres, 0.8 metre high. Surrounding ditch survives as buried feature.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Bowl Barrow 685m NNE of Moorfield (Schedule Document). SDV343641.

A bowl barrow in an elevated upland location, overlooking a tributary of the Mussel Brook.
Survives as a slightly oval mound 24.1 metres long from north-east to south-west by 22.1 metres wide from north-west to south-east and 0.8 metre high. Surrounding ditch survives as a buried feature 2.5 metres wide.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 116 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 109 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 115 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14615Article in Serial: Doe, G. M.. 1939. Address of the President. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback.
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. Shebbear 2, Peters Marland 1.
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 ND104.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 116.
SDV343639Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 1980. SS41SE4. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343640Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1997 - 1998. Bowl Barrow 686m north-north-east of Moorfield. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital.
SDV343641Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Bowl Barrow 685m NNE of Moorfield. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 109.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 115.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 27.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2014 2:29PM