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HER Number:MDV1188
Name:Bowl Barrow near New Moor Cross


Bowl barrow on Easter Moor, to the west of New Moor Cross. Survives as a circular mound with two central circular depressions, possibly the results of antiquarian excavations.


Grid Reference:SS 840 249
Map Sheet:SS82SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMolland
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMOLLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS82SW/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 388A
  • Old SAM Ref: 32234

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV343309.

Visible on aerial photograph as upstanding mound, vegetation cover not different from rest of field.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1958 - 1978, SS82SW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343306.

Site visit 17th February 1958. Approximately 70 feet in diameter, 2 feet high.
Site visit 13th April 1970. A flat topped round barrow 0.7 metres high with no visible ditch. It is now under pasture in an area of re-claimed moorland.

Ministry of Works, 1959, Two Barrows on New Moor (Schedule Document). SDV343310.

On Easter New Moor. A large flat topped mound, 109 feet diameter, 3 feet 6 inches high - intact.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 124 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Site visit 21st April 1962. Marshy moor. Mound flat topped, with slight hollow centre, 30 paces diameter, height 3 feet.

Road Construction Unit, 1975, North Devon Link Road 2, 7176 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343300.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1978, Stone Object (Worksheet). SDV343305.

Worked stone object found, close to south side of barrow to west of Jubilee Inn, during ploughing in early 1970s.

Eardley-Wilmot, H., 1982, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV343304.

Worked stone from this barrow (or possibly one of the others in the group) currently being studied.

Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV343247.

Other details: Site visit 14th January 1983.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Bowl Barrow 320 Metres East of New Moor Cross (Schedule Document). SDV343307.

Bowl barrow situated in a high upland location known as Easter New Moor overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Yeo. The monument survives as a circular mound which measures 34.2 metres in diameter and is 0.7 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as a buried feature, which measures approximately 4 metres wide. There are two central circular depressions which may represent excavations, perhaps in antiquity. The western one is 4 metres in diameter and up to 0.3 metres deep. The eastern one is 5 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres deep.

English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 104 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Principal vulnerability plant growth.

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

English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 97 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 102 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability arable clipping.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 104.
SDV343247Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV343300Aerial Photograph: Road Construction Unit. 1975. North Devon Link Road 2. North Devon Link Road. Unknown. 7176.
SDV343304Correspondence: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1982. Letter. A4 Stapled.
SDV343305Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1978. Stone Object. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. Worksheet.
SDV343306Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1958 - 1978. SS82SW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343307Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Bowl Barrow 320 Metres East of New Moor Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343309Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry:
SDV343310Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1959. Two Barrows on New Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 97.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 102.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 124.

Associated Monuments

MDV1191Related to: Barrow south-west of New Moor Plantations (Monument)
MDV12329Related to: Barrow south-west of New Moor Plantations (Monument)
MDV1189Related to: Prehistoric Barrow on Owlaborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1448 - WORKED OBJECT (Unknown date)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2014 2:41PM