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HER Number:MDV2748
Name:Bowl Barrow 770 metres south-east of Sandymoor Cross, Ashwater

Summary

The southern one of two bowl barrows to the south-east of Sandymoor Cross, forming part of a round barrow cemetery. An oval mound, crossed on the southern side by a field boundary.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 386 981
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 34270
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX39NE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337512.

Visited on 14th March 1951. An earthern mound, spoiled at south extreme by ditching. Diameter 24 metres, height 0.8 metres. Turf covered.
Visited on 3rd May 1951. Appears to be the remains of a bowl-type barrow, No sign of berm or ditch surrounding it. Other details: Map.


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

Visited on 27th April 1969. Grass. Diameter 17 paces, height 1 foot.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, Barrow (Personal Comment). SDV336994.

Visited on 13/2/1974. A ploughed down bowl barrow. Diameter 24 metres, height 0.8 metres. Reduced by field boundary to the south. No trace of a ditch. Condition fair. Now under pasture.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND72 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 21st September 1979. Diameter 22.5 metres (east-west), height 0.61 metres. Cut on south by ditch and hedge. Heavily reduced by ploughing, also some damage to west edge by tractors entering field. No signs of original ditch, otherwise in reasonable condition. In pasture.


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


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Bowl Barrow 770 Metres South-east of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV337519.

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. An oval mound measuring 16.6 metres long, north to south by 15.9 metres wide, east to west and 0.5 metres high. The surrounding outer quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived survives as a buried feature approximately 3 metres wide. The ditched field boundary and stock proof fence which cross the southern side of the monument are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath these features is included. Other details: Map.


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

Extensive significant problems, i.e. under plough, collapse.


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

Extensive significant problems, i.e. 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 12.
SDV336994Personal Comment: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. Barrow. Unknown.
SDV337512Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX39NE2. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV337519Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Bowl Barrow 770 Metres South-east of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND72.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 113.
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: #85737 ]
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)
MDV2747Related to: Bowl Barrow 530 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 3:48PM