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HER Number:MDV12406
Name:Bowl Barrow West of Higher Welsford, Hartland

Summary

Bowl Barrow 520 metres west of Higher Welsford, representing an outlier to a nearby round barrow cemetery. Its outer ditch is partly visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs dating to 1946. The barrow mound, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1959, is oval in shape, perhaps a result of dragging of the material by the plough.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 272 212
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/29
  • Old SAM Ref: 32236
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22SE12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Tumulus marked.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5122-5123 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

Part of a circular ditch is visible, although indistinct.


Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0031-0032 30-JUN-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

A roughly circular mound is visible as an earthwork. Map object based on this source.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 120 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited 15th September 1965. Bowl barrow under grass. Diameter 22 paces, height 0.6m.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1978, SS22SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340159.

Visited 6th December 1978. Grass covered bowl barrow, 25 metres in diameter, and 0.6 metres in height, with no trace of a ditch.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND33 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 8th November 1979. Diameter 21.5 metres, height 0.3 metres. Low mound barely discernible in pasture field. Very flattened by ploughing. No sign of ditch. Poor condition.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 6 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Other details: Hartland 6


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Bowl Barrow 520m west of Higher Welsford (Schedule Document). SDV340157.

A bowl barrow situated on a high upland ridge known as Welsford Moor overlooking the valley of a tributary to Seckington Water. The monument survives as a circular mound which measures 21.5 metres in diameter and is 0.5 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as a buried feature which measures approximately 3 metres wide. This barrow represents an outlier to a nearby round barrow cemetery which is the subject of a separate scheduling.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 673 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Bowl barrow 520 metres west of Higher Welsford at SS27282122. In 1999, diameter 21.5 metres, height 0.5 metres. Quarry ditch circa 3 metres wide survives as buried feature.


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

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse.


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, ie under plough, collapse. Declining.


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

Part of a ring ditch is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs dating to 1946, and a roughly circular mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1959. The barrow mound has a slight oval shape, perhaps a result of dragging of the material by the plough.


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

Map object based on this source.

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 6.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 673.
SDV340157Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Bowl Barrow 520m west of Higher Welsford. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV340159Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1978. SS22SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND33.
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
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0031-0032 30-JUN-1959.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5122-5123 19-APR-1946.
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.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 120.

Associated Monuments

MDV124651Related to: Round Barrow Cemetery 920 metres south-west of Higher Welsford, 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:Jan 16 2019 1:53PM