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HER Number:MDV12410
Name:Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland

Summary

Central bowl barrow of a group of four Prehistoric barrows on Bursdon Moor. Three are bowl barrows and the western one is a bell barrow. The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound on photographs from 1946 onwards. Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks from modern deep ploughing have impacted the barrow, which is lower in height than the two barrows on its west, but in stable condition.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 261 202
Map Sheet:SS22SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1328766
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22SE/33
  • Old SAM Ref: 34246
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22SE10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Group of four 'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map in a triangular formation with this barrow in the centre.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5184-5185 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound, with east to west aligned ridges and furrows from deep ploughing across th earthwork.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1978, SS22SE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344767.

Other details: Barrow 'D'.


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

The barrow is visible as a circular earthwork mound.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND58 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 7th May 1979. Diameter 10.5 metres north to south and 11 metres east to west. Less than 0.5m high. Centre probably disturbed. 75 metres south-west of DCRA ND36.


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


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EJ, 1a, 3 (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.

At SS26122024.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2000, Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross (Schedule Document). SDV339642.

This monument includes three bowl barrows and one bell barrow situated on Bursdon Moor. The four barrows are arranged in a roughly triangular grouping with this central barrow surviving as a circular mound of uneven profile 13.8 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high. Ditch is just visible being 2.4 metres wide, 0.1 metres deep.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 681 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Described 1999: central of 3 bowl barrows and 1 bell barrow on Bursdon Moor situated 670 metres north-east of Lutsford Cross. Circular mound of uneven profile 13.8 metres diam, 0.5 metres high. Ditch just visible, 2.4 metres wide, 0.1 metre deep.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 1328766 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344768.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.


English Heritage, 2010, Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross (Correspondence). SDV344524.

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.


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

but with significant localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.


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 photographs from 1946 onwards. Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks from modern deep ploughing are visible across the mound from east to west between 1946 and 1978, and on a site visit in 2012 the barrow was lower in height than the two barrows on its west, but in stable condition.


Hegarty, C. & Knight, S., 2012-2013, North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project site visit, 18-APR-2012 (Site Visit). SDV349357.

The barrow earthwork is in stable condition.


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

Tumuli marked. 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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 46.
SDV339642Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2000. Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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. 681.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND58.
SDV341820Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EJ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1a, 3.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344524Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Three Bowl Barrows and One Bell Barrow on Bursdon Moor Situated 670m North East of Lutsford Cross. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter. Letter.
SDV344767Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1978. SS22SE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344768National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 1328766. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
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. [Mapped feature: #80488 ]
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5184-5185 19-APR-1946.
SDV349357Site Visit: Hegarty, C. & Knight, S.. 2012-2013. North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project site visit. ND AONB NMP. Digital. 18-APR-2012.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV109Related to: Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV110Related to: Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV111Related to: 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:Dec 4 2015 1:05PM