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HER Number:MDV12459
Name:Possible Barrow, Darracott Moor, Great Torrington

Summary

The remains of a possible prehistoric barrow are visible as an earthwork mound on aerial photographs taken in 1948, on Darracott Moor, Great Torrington.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 519 213
Map Sheet:SS52SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52SW/11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS52SW 2E (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339196.


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

Visited on 6th April 1969. A doubtful barrow. 15 paces diameter, 6 inches high.


Turton, S. D., 1992, Archaeological Assessment of Deep Moor Pipeline, Great Torrington, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV338510.


Griffith, F. M., 1995, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV339165.

Not visible from the road. Under grass, but field obviously subject to cultivation.


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

Other details: Great Torrington 3A.


Exeter Archaeology, 1998, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Extension at Deep Moor Landfill Site, Great Torrington, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336178.


Manning, P. T., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Wind Farm Site at Darracott, Great Torrington, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV336228.


Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of a bank correspond to the grid reference for PRN167393.


Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167393 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

The remains of a barrow are visible on aerial photographs (p1) as a small sub-circular earthwork mound, cut along its SE edge by the B3232. It has been digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph reference:
1. RAF CPE/UK 2521 3060-4 22-MAR-1948


Slatcher, D., 2007, Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV339133.

Other details: Appendix.

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.
SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80508 ]
SDV336178Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1998. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Extension at Deep Moor Landfill Site, Great Torrington. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV336228Report - Assessment: Manning, P. T.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Wind Farm Site at Darracott, Great Torrington. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.78. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV338510Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1992. Archaeological Assessment of Deep Moor Pipeline, Great Torrington. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.61. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV339133Report - Assessment: Slatcher, D.. 2007. Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment. RPS Leeds Report. DLE 1052. Digital.
SDV339165Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1995.
SDV339196Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS52SW 2E. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167393.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 119.

Associated Monuments

MDV358Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV359Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV360Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV361Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor, Great Torrington (Monument)
MDV356Related to: Western Barrow on Darracott Moor, Huntshaw (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4280 - Deep Moor IVC
  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2018 9:57AM