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HER Number:MDV12599
Name:Burial Urn, Lower Ash Moor Farm, Rose Ash

Summary

Pit containing cremation urn uncovered during ploughing. Carbon dated 1030+/- 70 uncalibrated. Urn, cremated bone and capstone that covered the pit are now in Exeter Museum.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 797 198
Map Sheet:SS71NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRose Ash
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROSE ASH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SS71NE10
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS71NE/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CREMATION BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

NMR, SS71NE10 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV338190.


1978, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV338189.


1979, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV338188.

Photographs of urn in parish file.


Wainwright, G. J., 1980, A Pit Burial at Lower Ashmore Farm, Rose Ash, Devon, 13-15 (Article in Serial). SDV338187.

A pit burial was uncovered during ploughing at Lower Ash Moor farm in 1978 and excavated by Central Excavation Unit. A pit 65cm deep and 55cm diameter contained ash and charcoal, and an urn 29cm high containing the cremated bones of one adult human. The whole was covered by a capstone. The urn was undecorated with a simple everted rim. Charcoal from the pit gave a carbon 14 date of 1030 +- 70 uncalibrated. There was no suggestion of a barrow mound. The urn, capstone and contents are now in Exeter Museum. Other details: Drawing.


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


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of East Catkill Farm, Rose Ash, South Molton, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV338186.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 46.
SDV338186Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of East Catkill Farm, Rose Ash, South Molton. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV338187Article in Serial: Wainwright, G. J.. 1980. A Pit Burial at Lower Ashmore Farm, Rose Ash, Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 38. Paperback Volume. 13-15.
SDV338188Photograph: 1979. Photograph (Paper).
SDV338189Photograph: 1978. Slide.
SDV338190National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SS71NE10. NMR Index. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV73499Related to: Site of possible ring ditch, East Catkill Farm, Rose Ash (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2013 11:29AM