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HER Number:MDV11966
Name:Eastern Barrow south-east of Beaford Moor


One of a group of three Prehistoric bowl barrows south-east of Beaford Moor


Grid Reference:SS 584 144
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshreigney
Ecclesiastical ParishASHREIGNEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 33599
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51SE/3/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 28605
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS51SE2

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.

Three 'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map in a field to the east of Cupper's Piece.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 109 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Probably truncated. Diameter 22 paces, height 0.3 metres.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1973, SS51SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344892.

One of three bowl barrows to the south-east of Beaford Moor. Barrow iii) is a badly mutilated bowl barrow up to 30 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high Other details: Barrow iii.

Griffith, F. M., 1984, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV344895.

Site visited on 12th May 1984. Barrow apparently damaged, but not recently. Under pasture. 24 metres east to west by 21 metres north to south.

Gerrard, S., 1995, 139550 (Un-published). SDV344905.

Site visited on 22nd November 1995. North-eastern of a tight cluster of three round barrows. Survives as an oval flat topped mound, 22.3 metres east to west 20.9 metres north to south and 0.6 metres high. The ditch from which construction material was derived survives as a buried feature, and the ground appears to be particularly waterlogged on the south side thus indicating the position of the ditch.

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

Other details: Ashreigney 3.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 33599 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344897.

Three bowl barrows 545 metres east of Cupper's Piece. The monument includes three bowl barrows situated on an exposed hilltop on the watershed between the River Torridge to the west and the River Taw to the east. The north eastern barrow survives as an oval flat topped mound measuring 22.3 metres east to west by 20.9 metres north to south and standing up to 0.6 metres high. The ditch survives as a buried feature and is indicated by a waterlogged area on the southern side.

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

The easternmost of a group of three 'Tumuli' shown on modern mapping.

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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #78928 ]
SDV344892Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1973. SS51SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344895Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1984.
SDV344897National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 33599. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV344905Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1995. 139550. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 109.

Associated Monuments

MDV311Part of: Three Barrows south-east of Beaford Moor (Monument)
MDV310Related to: Bowl Barrow on Beaford Moor (Monument)
MDV11965Related to: Southern Barrow south-east of Beaford Moor (Monument)
MDV11964Related to: Western Barrow south-east of Beaford Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2010 12:39PM