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HER Number:MDV12415
Name:Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland

Summary

One of group of probable Bronze Age barrows on east side of Bursdon Moor. Visible as an earthwork mound on the ground and on aerial photographs taken in 1978.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 268 199
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • MORPH: DE.124.16.1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/513
  • Old SAM Ref: 34247
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22SE13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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


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

Site visit 6th December 1978. Barrow C. A previously unrecorded gorse-covered mound situated on the edge of a natural scarp. It is about 23 metres in diameter, 0.4 metre high, but the growth of gorse hinders definite measurements. No trace of a ditch. May be a platform barrow, but is indefinite in outline. Other details: C on Plan.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND56 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 7th May 1979. Diameter 23 metres north east to south west, 22 metres north-west to south-east. Less than 1 metre high. Central hollow. Disturbance on south side. No obvious ditch. Rough grass and furze covered. 87 metres to south-east of DCRA ND39.


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


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 21 (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.

Southernmost of four bowl barrows on Bursdon Moor, 270 metres north-west of Summerville Cross. Circular mound 22.8 metres diameter, 0.5 metres high. Ditch visible on west side.3.6 metres wide, 0.2 metres deep. Survives as buried feature elsewhere. The upcast from this has been placed to south west in a roughly oval bank 2.1 metres long, 1.3 metres wide, 0.3 metre high.


Cornwall County Council, 2002, Cornwall National Mapping Programme (Archive - Survey). SDV350748.

One large oblong feature. Visible as an earthwork mound and transcribed from aerial photographs taken in 1978. Map object is not based on this source.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 684 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.


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.


Knight, S., 2012, Backlog Input Element of the North Devon Coast AONB National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV350734.

The location as defined by the NMP project corresponds to the Ordnance Survey mapping rather than the current Scheduled Monument location.


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

Tumulus marked.

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 21.
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. 684.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND56.
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.
SDV349082Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 307-308 10-MAY-1978.
SDV350734Interpretation: Knight, S.. 2012. Backlog Input Element of the North Devon Coast AONB National Mapping Programme Project. Digital.
SDV350748Archive - Survey: Cornwall County Council. 2002. Cornwall National Mapping Programme.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80491 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV124652Part of: Bowl Barrow Cemetery on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12407Related to: Bowl Barrow east of Bursdon Moor Cross, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12408Related to: Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12409Related to: Bowl Barrow on Bursdon Moor, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2019 2:20PM