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HER Number:MDV130
Name:Barrow 400 metres south-east of Leworthy Cross, Clawton

Summary

One of a group of eight bowl barrows on Affaland moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 315 007
Map Sheet:SS30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClawton
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 143363
  • National Monuments Record: 32487
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30SW/17
  • Old SAM County Ref: 718C
  • Old SAM Ref: 30336

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.

Barrow depicted.


Office of Works, 1945 - 1969, Affaland Moor Barrows (Schedule Document). SDV343447.

Visited 8th February 1945. Moor ploughed up and barrows probably vanished.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1977, SS30SW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343440.

Visited 9th March 1951. Grass covered mound with saucer depression in centre of mound measuring 5 metres, depth 0.2 metre. There are other slight mutilations caused by the erection of two Nissen huts on mounds of the western perimeter and a fence crossing e-w. No trace of berm or ditch.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 116 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited 1969. Llisted as bowl barrow. Diameter 25 paces, height 3.5 feet.


Department of Environment, 1971, Eight Round Barrows on Affland Moor (Schedule Document). SDV339647.

Visited March 1969. Diameter 30 yards, height 4 feet. Top disturbed, Growing gorse bushes.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND79 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visite 11th October 1979. Diameter.23.1 metres, height 1.17 metres. Seems to have suffered much disturbance but remains in fair condition. Growing a tree and gorse bushes. Hollow in centre as described above. No trace of Nissen huts reported during war. No visible ditch.


Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342456.

Visited 1982.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Clawton 6 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Gerrard, S., 1997 - 1998, Southern of two Bowl Barrows 710 metres south-west of Leworthy forming part of a Barrow Cluster, MPP 143363 (Un-published). SDV343484.

Visited 17th July 1997. Southern of two bowl barrows 710m south-west of Leworthy forming part of a barrow cluster. Diameter25 metres, height 1.2 metres. Ditch survives as buried feature.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Two Bowl Barrows 690m and 760m south west of Leworthy (Schedule Document). SDV343445.

The southern of two bowl barrows on an upland ridge known as Affaland Moor, forming part of a group of eight barrows spread along the ridge..
Diameter 25 metres, height 1.2 metres. Surrounding ditch preserved as a buried feature 2.5 metres wide.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.


English Heritage, 2009, Pastscape (Website). SDV341728.

Other details: SS30SW8 32487.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 107 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 113 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.


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. Clawton 6.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339647Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Eight Round Barrows on Affland Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND79.
SDV341728Website: English Heritage. 2009. Pastscape. http://pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk. Website.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 114.
SDV343440Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1977. SS30SW5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343445Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Two Bowl Barrows 690m and 760m south west of Leworthy. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343447Schedule Document: Office of Works. 1945 - 1969. Affaland Moor Barrows. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV343484Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1997 - 1998. Southern of two Bowl Barrows 710 metres south-west of Leworthy forming part of a Barrow Cluster. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. MPP 143363.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 107.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 113.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80727 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 116.

Associated Monuments

MDV75704Part of: Barrow Cemetery on Affaland Moor (Monument)
MDV131Related to: Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor, 840 metres south-west of Leworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2014 3:19PM