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HER Number:MDV2751
Name:Bowl Barrow 213 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.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 379 987
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/8
  • Old SAM County Ref: 69
  • Old SAM Ref: 34265.01
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Office of Works, 1923, Sandbury Moor Barrows (Ashwater Parish Group I) (Schedule Document). SDV343650.

Other details: Map, site B.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1951, SX39NE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343674.

Visited on 15th March 1951. A large earthen mound 45 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. Turf covered and much ploughed down.
Visited on 3rd May 1951. No visible traces of berm or ditch. Remains of a bowl-type barrow.


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

Visited on 27th April 1969. Grass. Diameter 30 paces, height 2 feet.


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


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND68 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 21st September 1979. Diameter 34.2 metres, height 0.72 metres. Very much flattened, but still quite substantial. Rounded mound in same fields as 67. Fair condition. No sign of ditch.


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


English Heritage, 1993, Section 17 Management Agreements - Bowl Barrows at Little Swingdon Farm (Correspondence). SDV343669.

A 3-year management agreement has been reached for care and maintenance from 24th May 1993 to 23rd May 1996.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Ashwater 10 (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 northern 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. Other details: Map.


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 10.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND68.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV343650Schedule Document: Office of Works. 1923. Sandbury Moor Barrows (Ashwater Parish Group I). The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV343651Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Five Round Barrows Near Sandy Moor Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV343669Correspondence: English Heritage. 1993. Section 17 Management Agreements - Bowl Barrows at Little Swingdon Farm. Letter. Digital.
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.
SDV343674Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1951. SX39NE6. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85750 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 109.

Associated Monuments

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)
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 11:53AM