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HER Number:MDV132
Name:Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 840m south west of Leworthy

Summary

One of a scheduled group of eight bowl barrows on Affaland Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 319 001
Map Sheet:SS30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClawton
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 143365
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30SW/19
  • Old SAM County Ref: 718A
  • Old SAM Ref: 30338
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS30SW4a
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX30SW8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS30SW4a (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343490.


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

Visited 1969. Listed as a 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, heigh 3 fee 6 inches. Top concave. Under pasture.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1997, SS30SW8(A) (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340081.

Visited 9th March 1951. Large grass covered mound with saucer depression in the top. No visible sign of berm or ditch, but ground is excessively waterlogged.
Visited 21st November 1877. Bowl barrow with ditch 5 metres wide traceable around north-east. Diameter 25 metres, height 1.1 metre.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND81 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 28th November 1979. Diameter 21.7 metres, height 1.1 metres. Quite well preserved barrow with a flat top and hollow centre. Grass/rushmoor covered. Vague signs of ditch but heavy poaching by cattle and marshy ground tends to be rather confusing.


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

Visited 1982.


Gerrard, S., 1989 - 1998, Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 980m south south west of Leworthy, AI No. 143365. (Un-published). SDV343489.

Visited 17th July 1997. Bowl barrow on Affaland Moor, 980 metres south-south-west of Leworthy. Diameter 27.5 metres, height 0.9 metre. Ditch survives as buried feature.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Clawton 8 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 840m south west of Leworthy (Schedule Document). SDV343491.

One of a group of eight barrows which straddle the ridge known as Affaland Moor. Survives as a circular mound 23.8 metres in diameter, and up to 0.6 metre high. The surrounding ditch is preserved as a buried feature 2.3 metres wide.


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 8.
SDV339647Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Eight Round Barrows on Affland Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV340081Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1997. SS30SW8(A). Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND81.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV343489Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1989 - 1998. Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 980m south south west of Leworthy. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. AI No. 143365..
SDV343490Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS30SW4a. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV343491Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Bowl Barrow on Affaland Moor 840m south west of Leworthy. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80810 ]
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:Sep 1 2014 9:30AM