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HER Number:MDV29005
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Unknown


Suggested site of 'Unna's Barrow' referred to in an Anglo-Saxon charter


Grid Reference:SS 741 018
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUnknown
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBOW

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Unnes Barrow. Prehistoric barrow south west of Sweetfield Cottage

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SW/55

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS70SW15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV321208.

Carbonell, B. M. H., 1928, Notes on the history of the parishes of Nymet Tracy, alias Bow, with Broad Nymet, 301-2 (Article in Serial). SDV44636.

'Unnes Barrow', Bow. Site of a large barrow in field adjoining the main Bow to Coleford road close to Blackpool Cross. Ploughed down in the early 19C & mentioned in a charter of AD739.

RAF, 1947, CPU/UK/1995.1092-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV321209.

Not visible on aerial photographs.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 31 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Suggested site of barrow. Reference to 'Unnanbeorg' somewhere here in Saxon Charter.

Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M., 2002, Untitled Source, 3-4 (Pamphlet). SDV321149.

An Anglo-Saxon charter of AD739 giving the boundaries of twenty hides of land granted by King Ethelred of Wessex to Bishop Forthere of Sherborne mentions 'Unna's Barrow' which lay formerly in the field behind Appledore Cottages. This barrow was ploughed out at the beginning of the 20C but its outline was still visible after ploughing until c1980.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321149Pamphlet: Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M.. 2002. Thirteen Centuries in Bow alias Nymet Tracey with Broadnymet. Leaflet. 3-4.
SDV321208Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS70SW15. SS70SW.
SDV321209Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. CPU/UK/1995.1092-3. CPE/UK.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 31.
SDV44636Article in Serial: Carbonell, B. M. H.. 1928. Notes on the history of the parishes of Nymet Tracy, alias Bow, with Broad Nymet. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 60. A5 Hardback. 301-2.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1136 - CPU/UK/1995.1092-3

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM