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HER Number:MDV12407
Name:Bowl Barrow east of Bursdon Moor Cross, Hartland

Summary

Bowl Barrow east of Bursdon Moor Cross. The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound on aerial photographs from 1946 onwards, and despite being impacted by deep ploughing prior to 1946 it is particularly clear on 1978 aerial photographs.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 267 200
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/30
  • Old SAM Ref: 34247
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22SE13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5183-5184 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

A circular earthwork mound is visible, with a furrow, aligned roughly north to south, across the centre.


Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0030-0031 30-JUN-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

A circular mound is visible as an earthwork covered with paler vegetation than the surounding land. Map object partly based on this source.


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

Visited 15/9/1964. Bowl barrow with flat top. Diameter 26 paces, height 0.6 metres.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78038, NMR OS/78038 307-308 10-MAY-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349082.

A circular earthwork mound is clearly visible.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 1981, SS22SE13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341819.

Visited 6/12/1978 . Barrow A. Diameter 26 metres overall,, with flat top 15 metres across. Height 1 metre, with no trace of a ditch. Has the appearance of a platform barrow.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND39 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 7/5/1979. Diameter 24 metres north east to south west, 1-1.5 metres high. No ditch. Rough grass and furze covered.


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EJ, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341820.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 12 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2000, Four Bowl Barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270m North West of Summerville Cross (Schedule Document). SDV341818.

Western of 4 bowl barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270 metres north west of Summerville Cross. A circular, flat-topped mound, 26 metres diameter, 0.9 metre high. Ditch survives as buried feature circa 3 metres wide. Mound cut by central depression 3.2 metres by 1.1 metres by 0.2 metre deep


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2620 22-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349178.

A circular earthwork mound is visible.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 670 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Westernmost of four bowl barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270 metres north-west of Summerville Cross. Described in 1999 as circular, flat-topped mound, 26 metres diameter, 0.9 metres high. Ditch survives as buried feature circa 3 metres wide. Central depression 3.2 metres by 1.1 metres by 0.2 metres deep .


English Heritage, 2010, Four Bowl Barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270m North West of Summerville Cross (Correspondence). SDV344525.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted, subject to conditions, in respect of proposed works concerning the re-sitting of a water trough and reseeding/returfing bare patches.


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 from 1946 to 2007, and is particularly clear on 1978 aerial photographs. A furrow is visible directly across the mound on 1946 aerial photographs, presumably from deep ploughing.


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

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 12.
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. 670.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND39.
SDV341818Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2000. Four Bowl Barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270m North West of Summerville Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV341819Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 1981. SS22SE13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341820Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EJ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV344525Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Four Bowl Barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270m North West of Summerville Cross. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter. Letter.
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 0030-0031 30-JUN-1959.
SDV349082Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 307-308 10-MAY-1978.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5183-5184 19-APR-1946.
SDV349178Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2620 22-AUG-2007.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80485 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 120.

Associated Monuments

MDV124652Part of: Bowl Barrow Cemetery on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12408Related to: Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12409Related to: Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12415Related to: Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, 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 2:21PM