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HER Number:MDV12409
Name:Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland

Summary

Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor. An earthwork mound is visible on aerial photographs between 1946 and 2007.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 269 200
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/32
  • 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 roughly circular mound is visible as an earthwork.


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

A roughly circular mound is visible as a slightly uneven earthwork.


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

A roughly circular earthwork mound is clearly visible.


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

Visited 6/12/1978. Barrow D. Previously unrecorded. Diameter 20 metres overall with a flat top 14 metres across and a height of 0.6 metre, with no trace of a ditch. Situated on the edge of a natural scarp. Has the appearance of a platform barrow. Other details: D on Plan.


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 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Other details: Hartland 25.


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

Eastern of four bowl barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270 metres orth nestw of Summerville Cross. Lies on scarp edge. Circular mound, 19.8 metres diameter, 0.6 metres high. Irregular profile. Buried ditch 3 metres wide.


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

Vegetation cover is densest in the area of the mound, with an apparently irregular ground surface, and it is difficult to distinguish a clear earthwork.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 669 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Visited 1999, Platform barrow on the edge of a natural scarp. No trace of a ditch. National Grid Reference given as SS27002000, 19.8 metres diameter, 0.6 metre high. Irregular profile.


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.

A circular earthwork mound is clearly visible on aerial photographs dating to 1978, but its location on a ridgeline aligned east to west, and the cover of vegetation, means the barrow is often difficult to distinguish on other aerial photographs. However an irregular mound is visible from 1946 to 2007.

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.
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. 669.
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. [Mapped feature: #80487 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV124652Part of: Bowl Barrow Cemetery on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12407Related to: Bowl Barrow east of Bursdon Moor Cross, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12415Related to: Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12408Related to: Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2019 2:21PM