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HER Number:MDV310
Name:Bowl Barrow on Beaford Moor


Prehistoric bowl barrow on Beaford Moor


Grid Reference:SS 581 145
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeaford
Ecclesiastical ParishBEAFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 33635
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51SE/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28616
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS51SE14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, CPE/UK/2521, 4122 (Aerial Photograph). SDV344887.

Ploughed-out barrow visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1973, SS51SE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344884.

Ploughed-out barrow shown as soil mark on 1947 aerial photograph identifiable on the ground as a circular mound. It is flat topped, of earth construction and with no obvious ditch but would appear to be denuded round barrow. Diameter 16 metres, height 0.5 metres.

Griffith, F. M., 1984, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV344885.

Site visited on 12th May 1984. The barrow was clearly visible, as a low rise, from the road to the east. In unimproved pasture.

Davin, R., 1987, Barrows (Worksheet). SDV344886.

Site visited on 16th August 1987. The field is rough pasture. Maximum height of barrow 3 feet (0.91 metres).

Gerrard, H., 1995, Round Barrow on Beaford Moor (Un-published). SDV339944.

VisIted 22/11/1995. Round barrow on Beaford Moor.
Round barrow survives as a circular flat topped mound, 16.4m in diamater and is 0.6m high. The ditch from which construction material was quarried, surrounds the mound and survives as a c.2m wide buried feature. Other details: Monument AI 139655.

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

Other details: Beaford 2.

Department of National Heritage, 1996, Bowl Barrow on Beaford Moor, 400m north east of Cupper's Piece (Schedule Document). SDV344889.

Bowl barrow on Beaford Moor situated 400 metres north-east of Cupper's piece. The monumnet includes a bowl barrow situated on an exposed hilltop on the watershed between the River Torridge to the west and the River Taw to the east. The barrow survives as a circular flat-topped mound measuring 16.4 metres in diameter by 0.6 metres high. The surrounding ditch survives as a circa 2 metre wide buried feature. A group of three further barrows lie to the south-east.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 33635 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344900.

A bowl barrow situated on the watershed between the River Torridge to the west and River Taw to the east. It survives as a circular flat topped mound which measures 16.4 metres in diameter and is 0.6 metres high. An infilled ditch surrounds the mound.

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

Barrow shown but not labelled on modern mapping.

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.
SDV339944Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1995. Round Barrow on Beaford Moor. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87050 ]
SDV344884Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1973. SS51SE14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344885Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1984.
SDV344886Worksheet: Davin, R.. 1987. Barrows. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV344887Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. CPE/UK/2521. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4122.
SDV344889Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1996. Bowl Barrow on Beaford Moor, 400m north east of Cupper's Piece. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344900National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 33635. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV11966Related to: Eastern Barrow south-east of Beaford Moor (Monument)
MDV11965Related to: Southern Barrow south-east of Beaford Moor (Monument)
MDV311Related to: Three Barrows south-east of Beaford Moor (Monument)
MDV11964Related to: Western Barrow south-east of Beaford Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2010 11:20AM