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HER Number:MDV1701
Name:Barrow, East Coombe Common, Northlew

Summary

Earthworks of a low mound with an outer cropmark ditch of a possible prehistoric barrow on East Coombe Common, Northlew, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 488 968
Map Sheet:SX49NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorthlew
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHLEW

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric barrow on East Coombe Common

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX49NE/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231780.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)158.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231781.

Des=worksheet.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

On os survey drawing of 1803, a second barrow is shown close to this one (worksheet).


NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV231778.

Vis=30/5/1974 (os) just below a hill crest and only visible when viewed from below. Probably a barrow, but too far gone to be certain (nmr, citing os).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX49NE1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV231779.

There is a mound shown on East Combe Common on the OS 2inch map.

Mound on east combe common. Quite small, stands in pasture field, which at one time must have been arable, as the mound appears to be almost levelled by ploughing. No trace of surrounding ditch. Diameter 10 metres, height 0.2 metres. Site visit, 20/03/1951


Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of a circular ditch feature corresponds to the grid reference for PRN167269.


Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167269 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

A barrow is visible on aerial photographs (p1) as a low earthwork mound and enclosing cropmark ditch with an external diameter of roughly 21m. It has been digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph reference:
1. RAF 3G/TUD/UK 138 PART 2 5135-9 11-APR-1946


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2017-2018, Backlog recording of the Winkleigh National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV360588.

The low earthwork mound referred to by Young and Turner does not appear to have been transcribed.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX49NE1. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81969 ]
  • Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167269.
  • Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2017-2018. Backlog recording of the Winkleigh National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2018 12:36PM