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HER Number:MDV2756
Name:Bowl Barrow south-west of Burrow Farm, Ashwater

Summary

Bowl barrow to the south-west of Burrow Farm, one of a number forming a round barrow cemetery centred on Sandymoor Cross. Circular mound with quarry ditch which partly underlies field boundaries.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 380 991
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/13
  • Old SAM County Ref: 69
  • Old SAM Ref: 34266
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39NE 1

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.

Round barrow. Stands on ground belonging to three separate owners, some part has been dug away and removed. Other details: Map, site C.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX39NE1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343656.

Visited on 15th March 1951. A small earthen mound 28 metres in diameter and 1.1 metres in height. No traces of a ditch. No stone evident in construction.
Visited on 3rd May 1951. No definite sign of a berm on this feature. Much trampled on by cattle. It appears to resemble more a bowl-type barrow than any other type. Other details: Map.


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

Visited on 27th April 1969. Grass. Diameter 22 paces, height 3 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 ND63 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 28th November 1979. Diameter 19.9 metres, height 0.82 metres. Well rounded mound in pasture. Cut by hedgebank on north and east sides. No sign of ditch. Apart from damage by hedges, in fair condition.


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 5 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Bowl Barrow 220 Metres East of Spry's Shop Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV343658.

A bowl barrow situated on an upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Claw, forming part of a round barrow cemetery. The barrow includes a circular mound 19.9 metres in diameter and 1 metre high, surrounded by a quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived. This ditch measures approximately 3 metres in width and partially underlies the field boundaries to the east and north of the barrow; elsewhere it survives as a buried feature, being barely discernible to the south as a flat area. The field boundaries which cross the edges of the monument to the north and east, together with the stock proof fences and a small trough on the eastern boundary only, are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath these features is included. 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 5.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND63.
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.
SDV343656Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX39NE1. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV343658Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Bowl Barrow 220 Metres East of Spry's Shop Cross, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85781 ]
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)
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 11:19AM