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HER Number:MDV2752
Name:Bowl Barrow west of Oak Cottage, Ashwater

Summary

The eastern of two bowl barrows to the west of Oak Cottage, forming part of a round barrow cemetery centred on Sandymoor Cross. A rounded mound of slightly steeper profile than the western one.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 384 991
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 69A
  • Old SAM Ref: 34267.02
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 5 (B)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1803-1807, Ordnance Survey 2 inch Drawing (Cartographic). SDV336993.


Wall, J. C., 1906, Ancient Earthworks, 625 (Article in Monograph). SDV341465.


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

Other details: Map, site E.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1951, SX39NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV336990.

Site visit 16th March 1951. Two, possibly three, barrows. Tumulus at B, a large turf covered mound (earthen) 35 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres in height. In good state of preservation.
Site visit 3rd May 1951. The two features at A and B appear to be bowl barrows. There is no indication of a berm in either case and no traces of ditches. Other details: Plan, site B.


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

Site visit 27th May 1969. Rushmoor. Diameter 26 paces, height 3 feet.


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


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

Site visit 13th February 1974. A well preserved turf covered bowl barrow, diameter 30 metres, height 1 metre. No trace of a ditch. A fence has been erected on its west side.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND65 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Siste visit 21st September 1979. Diameter 28.9 metres, height 0.95 metres. More rounded than 64 (in same field). Spread by ploughing, surface slightly uneven due to poaching. Slightly cut on south-west by low bank (old field boundary?). No sign of ditch. Fairly good condition.


Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV343247.

Site visit 14th January 1983.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Ashwater 7 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Two Bowl Barrows 450 Metres and 520 Metres North-east of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343649.

One of two bowl barrows forming part of a round barrow cemetery, located on a high upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Claw. The eastern barrow mound measures 28.6 metres in diameter and 1.1 metres in height. It is a rounded mound of slightly steeper profile than the western barrow. 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. Six other barrows which make up the cemetery lie to the west, east, south west and south and are the subject of separate schedulings.


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

Tumuli 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 7.
SDV336990Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1951. SX39NE5. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV336993Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1803-1807. Ordnance Survey 2 inch Drawing. Ordnance Survey 2 inch Drawing. Map (Paper).
SDV336994Personal Comment: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. Barrow. Unknown.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND65.
SDV341465Article in Monograph: Wall, J. C.. 1906. Ancient Earthworks. Victoria History of the County of Devon. Hardback Volume. 625.
SDV343247Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV343649Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Two Bowl Barrows 450 Metres and 520 Metres North-east of Sandymoor Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85757 ]
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)
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)
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 11:36AM