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HER Number:MDV14657
Name:Barrow 174 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford

Summary

Prehistoric bowl barrow to the west of Wrangworthy Cross being the southern barrow in a line of three forming part of a round barrow cemetery. Excavations in 1934 revealed a row of three postholes which were probably part of a mortuary chamber.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 383 173
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Putford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 32511
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/35
  • Old SAM Ref: 32198.01
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS31NE5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Barrow not shown on 19th century map.


Anon, 1936, Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Article in Serial). SDV344762.

A flint core, of uncertain date was found on turf line beneath barrow.


Radford, C. A. R. + Rogers, E. H., 1947, The Excavations of two Barrows at East Putford (Article in Serial). SDV4224.

Barrow at Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford, excavated in 1934. Showed as a regular rise of nearly 0.5 metres. Original mound probably about 12.5 metres in diameter though damaged by agricultural activity. Row of three postholes set in a line at 2.5 metres. Intervals probably delimited as many as eight extended inhumations inside hollow tree trunks and supported wall and pent roof sloping to foot to form mortuary chamber. No artifacts found or skeletal remains.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1977, SS31NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344763.

Barrow C. Ditchless bowl barrow excavated in 1934-5. Three post holes set in a line were found at the probable original centre of the barrow along with a grayish layer above and below which suggested about eight inhumations in hollowed tree trunks covered by a mortuary house with pent roof sloping to the south. No artefacts were recovered. The original barrow was probably about 40 foot (12.2 metres) diameter.
The remains of this round barrow are circa 18 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. It has been cut into on the eastern side by a modern roadside hedgebank and ditch.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 118 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND19 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site vist 7th may 1979. Recently ploughed and planted. Seems to have suffered the more than the other barrows in this field. Considerably levelled.
Site visit 9th November 1979. 20.4 metres diameter, 0.4 metres high. Very flattened and spread, now nearly eradicated. Cut on east by hedge. Stoney composition. In arable field. Poor condition.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, East Putford 7A (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Four Bowl Barrows 110 metres and 360 metres west of Wrangworthy Cross forming part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV344761.

Monument includes four bowl barrows forming part of a larger cemetery. Three of the barrows form an alignment running north to south with a further barrow to the west. This is the southernmost of the three barrows in alignment and measures 20.2 metres in diameter by up to 0.6 metres high. The surrounding ditch survives as a buried feature which is partly cut on the south east by a ditched field boundary. This barrow was partly excavated in in 1934 revealing a mortuary chamber.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 32511 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344764.


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


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

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 7A.
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 ND19.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81304 ]
SDV344761Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Four Bowl Barrows 110 metres and 360 metres west of Wrangworthy Cross forming part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV344762Article in Serial: Anon. 1936. Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 2. Unknown.
SDV344763Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1977. SS31NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344764National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 32511. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 113.
SDV4224Article in Serial: Radford, C. A. R. + Rogers, E. H.. 1947. The Excavations of two Barrows at East Putford. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 3 Part 4. Paperback Volume.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 118.

Associated Monuments

MDV140Related to: Barrow 123 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV5626Related to: Barrow 358 metres west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV5625Related to: Barrow west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV11633Related to: Bowl Barrow 140 metres north-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV5624Related to: Bowl Barrow 331 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV5623Related to: Bowl Barrow 440 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV11632Related to: Bowl Barrow near Wrangworthy Cross, Buckland Brewer (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1675 - CORE (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 2000 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 10:11AM