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HER Number:MDV139
Name:Rush Barrow, Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford

Summary

One of two bowl barrows to the west of Wrangworthy Cross which form part of a round barrow cemetery. A circular mound cut on the south side by a roadside bank and field boundary.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 379 176
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Putford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 165
  • Old SAM Ref: 30344
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS31NE 12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (LANEBA to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Aperghis, I., 12/04/1978, Barrow Being Ploughed (Worksheet). SDV357050.

Reported that field drains were laid across the field, including across the barrow 18 months ago, ie in late 1976 and that the field had also been recently ploughed.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Rush Barrow (Tumulus)' marked.


Office of Works, 1929, Rush Barrow, East Putford (Schedule Document). SDV343682.

A large barrow standing in a field, about 50 feet in diameter and 5 feet high. It is used as a base for the ricks. Probably because it is the only dry ground in the field. The soil here is a kind of clay,very heavy and waterlogged. Other details: Map, number 7.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 103-4, 117 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 14th September 1965. Rush Barrow, diameter 38 paces, height 6 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS31NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343687.

Visited on 13th October 1977. Rush Barrow lies in pasture on a crest at 175 metres OD. It measures 36 metres in diameter and is 1.7 metres high. It is in good condition, but the south side has been cut by a roadside bank. There is no visible sign of a ditch, though a natural change of slope gives a false impression of one on the north side.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND15 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visits 7th May and 9th November 1979. As described by Ordnance Survey. Large barrow in pasture. Cut on south side by hedge. Flattened and spread, otherwise in fairly good condition. No sign of a ditch.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, East Putford 4 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Two Bowl Barrows 600 Metres and 750 Metres West of Wrangworthy Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343689.

One of two bowl barrows which lie to the east of Common Moor, known as Rush Barrow. They are situated on a high upland ridge which overlooks the valley of a tributary to the River Torridge and form part of a round barrow cemetery. Rush Barrow survives as a circular mound which measures 34.6 metres in diameter and is 1.8 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as a buried feature. This ditch is partly cut on its southern side by a ditched field boundary.


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

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse.


Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.


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, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse. Declining.

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 4.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND15.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81081 ]
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 114.
SDV343682Schedule Document: Office of Works. 1929. Rush Barrow, East Putford. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV343687Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS31NE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343689Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Two Bowl Barrows 600 Metres and 750 Metres West of Wrangworthy Cross Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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. 114.
SDV357050Worksheet: Aperghis, I.. 12/04/1978. Barrow Being Ploughed. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 103-4, 117.

Associated Monuments

MDV11635Related to: Bowl Barrow on Common Moor, East Putford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2014 3:45PM