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HER Number:MDV2764
Name:Barrow to north-west of Luffincott

Summary

Small stony mound, 15.4 metres diameter and up to 0.4 metres high with a surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived. At risk from being ploughed away.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 331 946
Map Sheet:SX39SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLuffincott
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishLUFFINCOTT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39SW/505
  • Old SAM Ref: 34275
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39SW9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (LANEBA to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1977, SX39SW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340088.

Visited 8th March 1951. Tumulus, circular mound of small granite stones and shale. No trace of ditch, but it appears to have been ploughed. A previous tenant has made attempts to dig into it. It is in a fairly good state of preservation and is now covered with grass. Diameter 14 metres, height 0.4 metres.
Visited 21st February 1953. The mound is now grass covered.
Visited 7th February 1974. Up to 13 metres diameter, 0.4 metres high. Under arable. (?)


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND103 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 29th November 1979. Diameter 14.9 metres, height 0.4 metre. Small stony mound in arable field. Likely to disappear if ploughing continues. No visible ditch.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 46 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Luffincott 1 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Geonex UK, 2000, Aerial Photograph (Aerial Photograph). SDV320516.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Bowl Barrow 60 Metres West of St. James's Church (Schedule Document). SDV340087.

A bowl barrow situated on an upland ridge overlooking the valley of the River Tamar. A circular mound which measures 15.4 metres in diameter and up to 0.4 metres high, and a surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived. This is preserved as a buried feature measuring approximately 3 metres wide. To the east this ditch underlies a field boundary.


Ordnance Survey, 2002, Landline Digital Mapping (Cartographic). SDV340086.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 116 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 109 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 115 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing. Declining.


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

Mound 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. Luffincott 1.
SDV320516Aerial Photograph: Geonex UK. 2000. Aerial Photograph. Millennium Photography. Photograph (Digital).
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 46.
SDV340086Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2002. Landline Digital Mapping. Landline Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV340087Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Bowl Barrow 60 Metres West of St. James's Church. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV340088Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1977. SX39SW9. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND103.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 116.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 109.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 115.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85824 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 9 2018 3:25PM