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HER Number:MDV2759
Name:Barrow at Oak Cottage, Ashwater


Site of a barrow, the remains of which, the eastern one of a row of three, were recorded in 1951. Most of its southern portion had been dug away by the cottage to the south. By 1974 the site had been completely destroyed by farm buildings.


Grid Reference:SX 385 991
Map Sheet:SX39NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NE/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10479.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10481.

Des=os 2" drawing(1803-7).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10482.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)27.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Barrow, one of a group of three, the others are large and well preserved but this one is fragmentary. Vis=-/5/1951 (os) remains of a possible third bowl barrow. A fragmentary mound. Diameter roughly 15.0m. , height 0.3m. Although much of this may be tree growth. The cottage to the south has caused most of the southern portion to be dug away. Grinsell does not record this barrow. Vis=13/2/1974 (os). Completely destroyed by farm buildings.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND69 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 21st September 1979. Unlocated. Completely destroyed by the construction of a tractor shed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10479Migrated Record:
SDV10481Migrated Record:
SDV10482Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND69. [Mapped feature: #15084 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2014 3:43PM