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HER Number:MDV2747
Name:Bowl Barrow 530 metres south-east of Sandymoor Cross, Ashwater

Summary

The northern of two bowl barrows to the south-east of Sandymoor Cross, part of a round barrow cemetery. A circular mound, uneven in character, cut in south-east quadrant by possible excavation trench.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 386 985
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 34269
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/209 PART II, 5125 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343665.

Other details: HER 25/107.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX39NE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343662.

Visited on 14th March 1951. An earthen mound, 28 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres in height, in pastureland.
Visited on 3rd May 1951. Appears to be the remains of a bowl-type barrow. There is no trace of a ditch and no evidence of a berm. It has the appearance of having been much ploughed over in the past. Other details: Map.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 109 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 27th April 1969. Grass. Diameter 20 paces, 1 foot high.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND71 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 28th November 1979. Diameter 22.6 metres, height 0.35 - 0.60 metres. Low irregular mound in pasture. On sloping ground. No sign of ditch. Ploughed. Poor condition.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Ashwater 11 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Bowl Barrow 540 Metres South-east of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343664.

A bowl barrow situated on a high upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to Dury Water and forming part of a round barrow cemetery. The monument includes a circular mound which measures 23 metres in diameter and up to 0.5 metres high. It is surrounded by an approximately 3 metres wide quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived. This is now preserved as a buried feature. The mound has been cut on its south eastern quadrant by what may be an old excavation trench which is up to 0.2 metres deep. The general profile is uneven in character. Other details: Map.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 113 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 106 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 112 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

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


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Tumulus marked.

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. Ashwater 11.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND71.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 113.
SDV343662Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX39NE3. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV343664Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Bowl Barrow 540 Metres South-east of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343665Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/209 PART II. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5125.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 106.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 112.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85735 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 109.

Associated Monuments

MDV2751Related to: Bowl Barrow 213 metres south-west of Sandymoor Cross, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2750Related to: Bowl Barrow 350 metres south-west of Sandymoor Cross, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2748Related to: Bowl Barrow 770 metres south-east of Sandymoor Cross, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2749Related to: Bowl Barrow by Little Swingdon Farm, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2754Related to: Bowl Barrow north-east of Oak Cottage, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2756Related to: Bowl Barrow south-west of Burrow Farm, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2752Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Oak Cottage, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2755Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Oak Cottage, Ashwater (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2014 12:23PM