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HER Number:MDV12329
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-east


Grid Reference:SS 838 247
Map Sheet:SS82SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKnowstone
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKNOWSTONE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 35698
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS82SW/14
  • 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.

Not shown on 19th century map.

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

One of two barrows. Barrow B is a much spread round barrow 0.3 metres high with no trace of a ditch. It is under pasture. Other details: Barrow B.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 123 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Site visited on 21st April 1962. Previously unrecorded barrow. Under grass, signs of surrounding ditch. Diameter 22 paces, height 1.5 feet.

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

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 3 is 18 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high. Other details: Barrow 3.

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 western barrow mound measures 18 metres in diameter and is 0.5 metres high.

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

'Tumulus' shown on modern mapping in the north-west corner of the field.

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.
SDV343300Aerial Photograph: Road Construction Unit. 1975. North Devon Link Road 2. North Devon Link Road. Unknown. 7176.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #80451 ]
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. 123.

Associated Monuments

MDV1191Related to: Barrow south-west of New Moor Plantations (Monument)
MDV1188Related to: Bowl Barrow near New Moor Cross (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