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HER Number:MDV1191
Name:Barrow south-west of New Moor Plantations


Prehistoric bowl barrow to the south-west of New Moor Plantations. One of a linear group of four bowl barrows with an outlier to the north


Grid Reference:SS 839 247
Map Sheet:SS82SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKnowstone
Civil ParishMolland
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKNOWSTONE
Ecclesiastical ParishMOLLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 35698
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS82SW/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 388B
  • Old SAM Ref: 32233
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS82SW8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

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

'Tumulus' shown on 19th century map as a circular feature cut by New Moor Plantation boundary and by the parish boundary.

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

Two barrows on New Moor. Barrow (2) to the south of New Moor Plantation is a large mound of 83 feet (25.3 metres) diameter by 7 feet (2.13 metres) high surrounded by a ditch. The mound is crossed by a broad plantation boundary bank which has been dug out of the barrow. The centre appears intact. Other details: Barrow (2).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1970, SS82SW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345396.

Barrow A is a round barrow 1.8 metres high with no visible ditch. It is bracken covered and has been heavily dug into for the construction of the east to west boundary bank. Other details: Barrow A.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 28 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Site visited on 21st April 1962. North part in plantation, south under grass. Diameter 25 paces, height 6 feet.

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

Visible on aerial photograph as an area of rougher ground in a pasture field.

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

Site visited on 14th January 1983.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Four Bowl Barrows 560m South East of New Moor Cross (Schedule Document). SDV342695.

Four bowl barrows 560 metres south-east of New Moor Cross. The monument includes four bowl barrows situated on an upland ridge overlooking the valleys of tributaries to the Crooked Oak River in an area known as New Moor. The group has a linear arrangement aligned approximately east to west. Barrow 4 is the easternmost barrow and is 23.7 metres diameter by 1.2 metres high. It is defined on its southern side by a ditch which measures up to 3 metres wide and 0.5 metres deep. The field boundaries and fences are excluded from the scheduling although the ground beneath is included.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 35698 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345397.

Two bowl barrows situated on a high upland ridge in an area known as New Moor. The eastern mound measures 23.7 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high and is defined on its southern side by a ditch which measures up to 3 metres wide and 0.5 metres deep.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

'Tumulus' shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 101 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerablity arable ploughing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342695Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Four Bowl Barrows 560m South East of New Moor Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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.
SDV343310Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1959. Two Barrows on New Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #78391 ]
SDV345396Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1970. SS82SW8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345397National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 35698. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 101.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 28.

Associated Monuments

MDV12329Related to: Barrow south-west of New Moor Plantations (Monument)
MDV1188Related to: Bowl Barrow near New Moor Cross (Monument)
MDV1183Related to: FONT in the Parish of West Anstey (Monument)
MDV1189Related to: Prehistoric Barrow on Owlaborough Moor (Monument)
MDV1190Related to: Prehistoric Barrow on Owlaborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2014 2:31PM