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HER Number:MDV12448
Name:Barrow adjacent to Dorado Lodge, Halwill


Site of a barrow, the remains of which have possibly been removed during the construction of a parking area. The barrow is depicted on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map on the south side of the track to the nearby quarries.


Grid Reference:SS 443 007
Map Sheet:SS40SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwill
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWILL

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric barrow west of The Lodge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40SW/13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Unspecified Type). SDV319511.

Des=weed, a. /letter to rchm/(16/10/1990).

Timms, S. C., Untitled Source (Unspecified Type). SDV319513.

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

Tumulus marked on south side of track to Quarries.

Ordnance Survey, 1951, OS SS40SW 6, SS40SW 6 (Site Visit). SDV21005.

Remains of tumulus. About 1/3 of this barrow has been destroyed on its southern side when hedge was made many years ago. Overgrown and no certain signs of surrounding ditch.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV21006.

The portion north of the hedge is still extant.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 119 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Covered by trees and scrub. Recently dug into. Diameter 20 paces, height 3 feet.

Ordnance Survey, 1978, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV21008.

A probable bowl barrow with mutilated sides and levelled top. Diameter E-W 22m, N-S 14m. Cut by hedge on south, beyond which it is destroyed. Height 0.8m.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND91 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 27th September 1979. Unable to locate. The site is rather flattened and overgrown. The area has been used for the extraction of brick earth and the site is now on waste ground which has been used as a general dumping ground and it is quite likely that the barrow has gone.

Timms, S. C., 1981, Barrow at The Lodge (Personal Comment). SDV70.

No change to the barrow which is still covered in scrub. Recent dumping has occurred to the north and in the field to the south. The garden of a modern house comes to within c10m of the hedge.

Weed, A., 1990, Letter to RCHM (Correspondence). SDV319512.

Barrow may have been removed during construction of parking area.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Halwill 3 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Summary Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Site of the new Primary School, Halwill Junction, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV1968.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1968Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Summary Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Site of the new Primary School, Halwill Junction. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV21005Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1951. OS SS40SW 6. OS SS40SW 6. SS40SW 6.
SDV21006Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1954.
SDV21008Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1978.
SDV319512Correspondence: Weed, A.. 1990. Letter to RCHM.
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. Halwill 3.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #80505 ]
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND91.
SDV70Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 1981. Barrow at The Lodge.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 119.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2014 11:34AM