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HER Number:MDV2754
Name:Bowl Barrow north-east of Oak Cottage, Ashwater

Summary

Bowl barrow to north-east of Oak Cottage, one of a number forming a round barrow cemetery centred on Sandymoor Cross. An oval mound partly cut by a field boundary on the north-west side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 387 992
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 34268
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX39NE4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343644.

Site visit 15th February 1951. Remains of a mound.The north extreme has been disturbed by the erection of a field wall. Dimensions are height 0.4 metres, diameter 25 metres, much ploughed down. Appears to consist entirely of earth.
Site visit 18th May 1951. Remains of bowl barrow. No remains of a ditch visible and no indications of a berm. Other details: Plan.


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

Site visit 27th April 1969. Arable, mound of earth and stones. Diameter 23 paces, height 6 inches.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND66 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 21st September 1979. Diameter 23.8 metres, height 0.39 metres. Very flattened by ploughing, in hay field. North edge cut by hedge. Recently ploughed. Stoney composition. No sign of ditch. Poor condition.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Ashwater 8 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Bowl Barrow 250 Metres North-east of Oak Cottage, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343646.

Bowl barrow situated on an upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to Dury Water and forming part of a round barrow cemetery. Seven other barrows which make up the cemetery lie to the south and south west and are the subject of separate schedulings. The monument includes an oval mound which measures 23.8 metres north-east to south-west by 18.2 metres north-west to south-east and is up to 0.3 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as a buried feature measuring approximately 3 metres in width. On the north-western side the mound has been partly cut by a field boundary; the boundary itself marks the north western extent of the monument and is not included in the scheduling. Other details: Map.


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

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


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. Declining. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


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 8.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND66.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 113.
SDV343644Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX39NE4. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV343646Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Bowl Barrow 250 Metres North-east of Oak Cottage, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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: #85767 ]
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)
MDV2756Related to: Bowl Barrow south-west of Burrow Farm, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2755Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Oak Cottage, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV2752Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Oak Cottage, Ashwater (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 5 2018 1:46PM