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HER Number:MDV11915
Name:Cremation Burial south of Barracane Beach, Morthoe

Summary

Burial pit discovered in the cliff face south of Barracane Beach in 1938. The pit contained black ash, charcoal and calcined bones with two burnt sea shells and larger pieces of bone on top with burnt sandy gravel above this.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 453 442
Map Sheet:SS44SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMortehoe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORTEHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS44SE/22

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CREMATION BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

TAYLOR + TAYLOR, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV59286.

A burial pit was discovered in september 1938 in the cliff face south of barricane beach. No barrow mound etc visible. The top of pit was splayed outwards, coated with a burnt clay layer. Walls and floor of pit not burnt. Dimensions 1'4" deep, 2'7" by 1'9" in plan at 5" depth. Contained mixed black ash, charcoal, calcined bones, with two burnt sea shells and larger pieces of bone on top, with burnt sandy gravel above this. Probable eba date.(taylor + taylor).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV59287.

Osa=ss44se13/plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV59288.

Taylor, h. + taylor, e. E. /proc. Univ bristol spelaeological soc/6(1946-52) 85-87/plan.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 729 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.


University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 207 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Cremation burial.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 729.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 207.
SDV59286Migrated Record: TAYLOR + TAYLOR.
SDV59287Migrated Record:
SDV59288Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2019 3:10PM