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HER Number:MDV2750
Name:Bowl Barrow 350 metres south-west of Sandymoor Cross, Ashwater

Summary

One of three bowl barrows in a linear grouping to the south-west of Sandymoor cross, part of a round barrow cemetery. Partially cut by a ditched hedge bank and the road

Location

Grid Reference:SX 378 985
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 34265.02
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1951, SX39NE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343673.

Visited on 15th March 1951. An earthen mound 25 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres in height. No signs of ditch. The feature is very much ploughed down and has been spoiled to the south by the erection of a field wall.
Visited on 3rd May 1951. Appears to be the remains of a bowl type barrow. There are no traces of a berm.


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

Visited on 27th May 1969. Grass. Diameter 16 paces, 6 inches high.


Department of Environment, 1971, Five Round Barrows Near Sandy Moor Cross (Schedule Document). SDV343651.

Map object based on this Source.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND67 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 21st September 1979. Diameter 17.1 metres, height 0.44 metres. Very badly damaged. Ploughed. Recently reduced by hedge on south. Will not suffer much more ploughing before complete disappearance. Very indistinct already. No sign of ditch. In grass field.


Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342456.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Ashwater 9 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Three Bowl Barrows 350 Metres South-west of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343671.

The central one of three bowl barrows located on a high upland ridge overlooking the valleys of tributaries to Henford Water. The three barrow mounds vary in diameter between 31.2 metres and 9.6 metres, and in height between 0.8 metres and 0.6 metres. They are arranged in a linear grouping which lies on a north-east to south-west alignment. Each barrow mound is surrounded by a quarry ditch from which material was derived during its construction. These ditches are no longer visible but survive as approximately 3 metres wide buried features. The central barrow of the group has been partially cut by a ditched hedge bank and the road. The field boundaries which cross these barrows, together with stock proof fences, are excluded Other details: Map. Map object based on this Source.


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

Tumulus marked. Map object based on this source.

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 9.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND67.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV343651Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Five Round Barrows Near Sandy Moor Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV343671Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Three Bowl Barrows 350 Metres South-west of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343673Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1951. SX39NE7. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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)
MDV2747Related to: Bowl Barrow 530 metres south-east 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 11:54AM