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HER Number:MDV131
Name:Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor, 840 metres south-west of Leworthy


One of a scheduled group of eight bowl barrows.


Grid Reference:SS 317 004
Map Sheet:SS30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClawton
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 143364
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30SW/18
  • Old SAM County Ref: 718B
  • Old SAM Ref: 30337

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Visited 1969. Listed as a bowl barrow. Diameter 24 paces, height 2 feet.

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

Visited March 1969. Diameter 32 yards, height 2 feet. Under pasture.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND80 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 28th November 1979. Diameter 22.4 metres, height 0.55 metres. Rather flat-topped mound on open moor/rough pasture. Slight trench on westside, rather irregular outline. No sign of ditch. Poor condition. More ploughing will eradicate it altogether.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979 - 1997, SS30SW3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343485.

Visited 9th March 1951. Low , flat topped mound, surrounded by a ditch. Top of mound measures 12 metres. Bearing neither tump or indentation. Appears to be either badly mutilated bowl barrow or slightly mutilated platform barrow.
Visited 21st November 1977. Now under pasture. Reduced by ploughing, and ditch has been destroyed.

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 7 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Gerrard, S., 1997 - 1998, Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 840m south west of Leworthy, AI No. 143364 (Un-published). SDV343487.

Visited 17/7/1997. Bowl barrow on Affaland Moor, 810m south-west of Leworthy. Diameter 23.8 metres, height 0.6 metre. Ditch survives as buried feature.

English Heritage, 2009, PastScape (Website). SDV342936.

Other details: SS30SW8 32487.

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 7.
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 ND80.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV342936Website: English Heritage. 2009. PastScape. http://pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk. Website.
SDV343485Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979 - 1997. SS30SW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343487Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1997 - 1998. Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 840m south west of Leworthy. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. AI No. 143364.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80756 ]
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)
MDV128Related to: Barrow 117 metres south-east of Leworthy Cross, Clawton (Monument)
MDV130Related to: Barrow 400 metres south-east of Leworthy Cross, Clawton (Monument)
MDV126Related to: Bowl Barrow 195 metres north-east of Yeomadon Cross, Clawton (Monument)
MDV129Related to: Bowl Barrow 313 metres south-west of Leworthy Cross, Clawton (Monument)
MDV127Related to: Bowl Barrow 63 metres north-east of Leworthy Cross, Clawton (Monument)
MDV132Related to: Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 840m south west of Leworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2014 9:28AM