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HER Number:MDV12408
Name:Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland

Summary

Bowl barrow on Bursdon Moor. The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound on aerial photographs from 1946 onwards. It is located on a natural east-west ridge, perhaps to enhance its landscape impact.

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/31
  • Old SAM Ref: 34247

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 mound is visible as a vegetation-covered earthwork.


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

A pale circular mound is visible as an earthwork, although partially obscured by cloud cover.


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

A dark circular mound, covered with vegetation, is clearly visible as an earthwork.


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

Visited 6/12/1978. Previously unrecorded barrow. Diameter 22 metres overall with a flat top 16 metres across. Height 0.5 metre, no trace of a ditch. Has the appearance of a platform barrow. Other details: B on Plan.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND57 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 7th May 1979. Barrow less than 1.0 metres high, 18 metres diameter north-east to south-west, 20 metres south-east to north-west. There is a disturbance on the west side. Under rough grass and fruze. 54 metres north-east of DCRA ND39.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 46 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Visited 15/9/1965. Heath.


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 22 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


GetMapping, 1999, 089/99, DCC GM/089/99 0255-0256 24-JUL-1999 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349037.

A circular earthwork mound is visible and is fully vegetated.


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

Northernmost of 4 bowl barrows on Bursdon Moor. 270 metres north west of Summerville Cross. Circular mound, 22.8 metres diameter, 0.7 metres high, of irregular profile and with an elongated depression on west side, measuring 5.2 metres by 4 metres by up to 0.3 metres deep. Ditch visible on north west side and partially on north, where it is 3.6 metres wide, 0.1 metres deep. Preserved elsewhere as buried feature


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

A circular mound is visible as an earthwork, with a patch of bare soil on the north-west part.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 675 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Last Visited 1999: northernmost of 4 barrows 270 metres north-west of Summerville Cross at SS26812009. Circular mound 22.8 metres diam, 0.7 metres high, irregular profile, depression, on west side. Ditch visible on north-west and north side, remainder buried. 1979 visit gives NGR SS26842006.


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 between 1946 and 2007. It is located on a natural east-west ridge, perhaps to enhance its landscape impact, although the uneven ground means this barrow is less easily visible from the air than the two southern barrows in this group.


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 22.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 46.
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. 675.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND57.
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
SDV349037Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999. 089/99. GetMapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC GM/089/99 0255-0256 24-JUL-1999.
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: #80486 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV124652Part of: Bowl Barrow Cemetery on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12407Related to: Bowl Barrow east of Bursdon Moor Cross, 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 2:20PM