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HER Number:MDV2773
Name:Barrow south-east of Upcott Cross


Prehistoric bowl barrow to the south-east of Upcott Cross


Grid Reference:SX 391 903
Map Sheet:SX39SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadwoodwidger
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADWOODWIDGER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 437353
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39SE/9
  • Old SAM Ref: 34277
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX39SE9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, CPE/UK/1995, 4226 (Aerial Photograph). SDV217286.

Ploughed out barrow showing as soil mark on Upcott Moors. Another is sited to south-west on other side of the road. Other details: HER 33/78..

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX39SE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346047.

Situated on arable land and spread by ploughing.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 30 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Barrow with a diameter of 30 metres by 0.4 metres high.

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

Other details: Broadwoodwidger 5.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Bowl Barrow 240 metres south-east of Upcott Cross (Schedule Document). SDV346048.

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a high upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Wolf. It is one of a dispersed group of bowl barrows in this area, further barrows to the north-west, south-west, south and east being the subject of separate schedulings. The monument includes a circular mound which measures 35.2 metres in diameter and is up to 0.5 metres high. A surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as an approximately 3 metres wide buried feature. Bowl barrows are funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age. Despite reduction in its height through cultivation the barrow survives comparatively well and will contain both archaeological and environmental information relating to the monument and its surrounding landscape. Other details: Monument 34277.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 437353 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346049.

A bowl barrow, situated on a high upland ridge south east of Upcott Cross. The barrow mound measures 35.2 metres in diameter and up to 0.5 metres high.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

'Tumulus' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217286Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4226.
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.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 30.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85867 ]
SDV346047Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX39SE9. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV346048Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Bowl Barrow 240 metres south-east of Upcott Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV346049National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 437353. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV78978Related to: Barrow 380 metres south of Upcott Cross (Monument)
MDV2768Related to: Barrow north of Beech Hill Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2010 2:37PM