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HER Number:MDV12405
Name:Bowl Barrow to north-west of Gorvin, Hartland

Summary

Bowl Barrow 580 metres north-west of Gorvin, forming part of a group. The barrow is clearly visible as a circular earthwork mound on aerial photographs dating to 1978.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 287 202
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 149844
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/28
  • Old SAM Ref: 32206
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22SE14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (LANEBA to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, 3G/TUD/UK 158/143-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340135.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 21 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited 5th April 1969. Bowl barrow north-west of Gorvin. Diameter 25 paces, height 2 feet 3 inches.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78038, NMR OS/78038 304-305 10-MAY-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349082.

Two circular earthwork mounds are visible.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 1981, SS22SE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340133.

Visited 6th December 1978. Diameter 21 metres, height 0.6 metres. No trace of a ditch, currently under pasture.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND44 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 8th November 1979. Unlocated.


Horner, W., 1996, Barrow (Personal Comment). SDV340121.

Visited 5th September 1996. Spread and levelled barrow. Adjacent modern track on Ordnance Survey maps no longer extant. Dimensions roughly those recorded in 1978 but probably slightly lower. Under pasture. Forms part of aligned group with SS21NE/501, 507, 508, 509 .


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 14A (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Gerrard, H., 1998, Bowl Barrow 580m north west of Gorvin Farm, 149844 (Un-published). SDV340134.

Visited 18th August 1998. Bowl barrow 580 metres north-west of Gorvin Farm.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Bowl Barrow 580m north west of Gorvin (Schedule Document). SDV340136.

Bowl barrow forming part of a goup. Survives as a slightly oval mound measuring 26.1 metres east-west, 24.2 metres north-south and 0.6 metres high. Surrounding ditch survives as a buried feature, approximately 4 metres wide.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 115 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 108 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems i.e. under plough, collapse. Declining.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound on aerial photographs dating to 1978, but it is not definitely visible on any other aerial photographs available to the survey. The photograph was very difficult to rectify so the location is approximate and the existing HBSMR polygon, which is based on the base mapping, has not been altered.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Tumulus marked.

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. Hartland 14A.
SDV340121Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1996. Barrow. Not Applicable.
SDV340133Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 1981. SS22SE14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340134Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1998. Bowl Barrow 580m north west of Gorvin Farm. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 149844.
SDV340135Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. 3G/TUD/UK 158/143-5. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV340136Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Bowl Barrow 580m north west of Gorvin. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND44.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 115.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 108.
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349082Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 304-305 10-MAY-1978.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 114.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80483 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 21.

Associated Monuments

MDV11610Related to: Bowl Barrow North-West of Gorvin Farm, Hartland (Monument)
MDV11608Related to: Bowl Barrow south-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)
MDV7128Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Gorvin Cross, Hartland (Monument)
MDV11609Related to: Bowl Barrows north-west of Gorvin Farm, Hartland (Monument)
MDV102330Related to: Probable round barrow to the north-west of Gorvin (Monument)
MDV61Related to: Round Barrow South-West of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project
  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 3:00PM