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HER Number:MDV16469
Name:Bowl Barrow 110 metres south of Commonmoor Cottage, East Putford

Summary

One of two bowl barrows near Commonmoor Cottage, forming part of a round barrow cemetery.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 372 174
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Putford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/39
  • Old SAM Ref: 30345

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND55 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 7th May 1979. Large mound near gate. Diameter circa 35 metres, height 1.5 metres. No visible signs of disturbance, levels off on east side. Under grass. Fairly good condition. An excellent site for a barrow on a relatively flt ridge overlooking a valley to the west and south-west.
Site vist 19th November 1979. A large mound, 33.5 metres diameter by 0.85 metres high, spread at the edges and flattened by ploughing. Under pasture. No sign of a ditch. Fairly good condition.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 46 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, East Putford 12 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Two Bowl Barrows One Immediately North and One 100 Metres South of Commonmoor Cottage Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343697.

One of two bowl barrows, 100 metres south of Commonmoor Cottage, on a high upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Torridge. They form part of a round barrow cemetery which occurs as a cluster of barrows on this ridge. The southern barrow survives as a circular mound which measures 34.7 metres in diameter and is 1.6 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch is preserved as a buried feature.


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

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse.


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 12.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 46.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND55.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 114.
SDV343697Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Two Bowl Barrows One Immediately North and One 100 Metres South of Commonmoor Cottage Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled. [Mapped feature: #81794 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV11634Related to: Bowl Barrow at Commonmoor Cottage, East Putford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2014 9:46AM