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HER Number:MDV138
Name:Prehistoric Barrow west of Narracott


Prehistoric bowl barrow 70 metres to the south-west of Higher Narracott.


Grid Reference:SS 359 178
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Putford
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 32519
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 702
  • Old SAM Ref: 30326
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS31NE9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (LANEBA to Middle Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1500 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 28SW (Cartographic). SDV335717.

Round barrow west of Narracott.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1963 - 1977, SS31NE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344754.

Bowl barrow in permanent pasture on the crest of a ridge. In good condition, but no visible ditch. It measures 31-35 metres diameter and 1 metre high.

Ministry of Public Building and Works, 1968, Round Barrow west of Narracott (Schedule Document). SDV344753.

Round barrow in a field of pasture smoothed down by ploughing and visited in September 1968. Height 4 foot (1.22 metres) by 40 yards (36.57 metres) in diameter.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 117 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 24th April 1969. Pasture field with a barrow of diameter 28 paces and height circa 1m.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND12 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 9th November 1979. Diameter 29.4 metres, height 0.98 metres. Flattened and spread at edges. Heavily poached by cattle - uneven surface. Slightly flat-topped; in pasture; no visible ditch. Fair condition.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, East Putford 1 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Gerrard, S., 1997, 143348 (Un-published). SDV344755.

Visited on 21st July1997. A bowl barrow 50 metres to the southwest of Higher Narracott. Diameter 27.2 metres, height 1.2 metres. Ditch survives as a buried feature.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Bowl Barrow 70 metres south-west of Higher Narracott (Schedule Document). SDV344756.

Bowl barrow 70 metres south-west of Higher Narracott on an upland ridge in an area with several other barrows. The Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age (2400-1500BC) barrow survives as a 1.2 metre high circular mound with a diameter of 27.2 metres. The surrounding ditch survives as a buried feature 2.5 metres wide.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 32519 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344757.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

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. East Putford 1.
SDV335717Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 28SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND12.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344753Schedule Document: Ministry of Public Building and Works. 1968. Round Barrow west of Narracott. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV344754Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1963 - 1977. SS31NE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344755Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1997. 143348. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Unknown.
SDV344756Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Bowl Barrow 70 metres south-west of Higher Narracott. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter. [Mapped feature: #81043 ]
SDV344757National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 32519. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 117.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 8:59AM