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HER Number:MDV2755
Name:Bowl Barrow west of Oak Cottage, Ashwater

Summary

The western of two bowl barrows to the west of Oak Cottage, forming part of a round barrow cemetery centred on Sandymoor Cross. Large flattish mound with slight hollow in top.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 383 991
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/12
  • Old SAM County Ref: 69
  • Old SAM Ref: 34267.01
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 5 (A)

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 D.


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

Site visit 16th March 1951. Two, possibly three, barrows. Tumulus A, a large turf covered mound 40 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres in height, composed of earth. In good state of preservation.
Site visit 18th May 1951. The two features appear to be bowl barrows. There is no indication of a berm in either case, and no traces of ditches. Other details: Map, site A.


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

Visited on 27th April 1969. Rushmoor. Diameter 30 paces, height 2.5 feet.


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


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

A bowl barrow diameter 34 metres, height 0.8 metres, turf covered and in good condition. The presence of a silted ditch on the west side of the barrow was visible in wet conditions.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND64 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 21st September 1979. Diameter 30.7 metres, height 0.80 metres. Large flattish mound in pasture. Spread at edges. Slight hollow in top, east of centre. Trampled by cattle. No sign of ditch or berm. Fairly good condition.


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


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Ashwater 6 (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 western barrow mound measures 30.5 metres diameter and up to 1 metre in height. There is a roughly circular hollow, just east of the centre, which measures 3.4 metres in diameter and up to 0.2 metres deep; otherwise it appears as a gently sloping rounded mound. 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 6.
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 ND64.
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: #85775 ]
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)
MDV2752Related 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 11:31AM