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HER Number:MDV358
Name:Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor

Summary

Bowl barrow to south-west of Three Oaks, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Darracott Moor. Partialy excavated in 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 518 211
Map Sheet:SS52SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52SW/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 763C
  • Old SAM Ref: 13603
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS52SW 2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fowler, H. + Doe, G., 1867, On Opening an Ancient British Barrow at Huntshaw, 187-9 (Article in Serial). SDV339136.


Doe, G., 1875, The Examination of Two Barrows Near Torrington, 102-5 (Article in Serial). SDV339137.


Worth, R. N., 1884, 6th report of the barrow committee, 124-6 (Article in Serial). SDV339156.


Doe, G., 1884, Report on Barrows, 124-6 (Article in Serial). SDV339152.

Excavated. Contained no cairn but near the centre a layer of dark sooty matter.


Worth, R. H., 1899, 18th Report of the Barrow Committee, 99-100 (Article in Serial). SDV339157.


Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 120,121 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Other details: Plate 8.


Burnard, R., 1906, Early Man, 365 (Article in Serial). SDV322231.


Doe, G. M., 1939, Address of the President, 47 (Article in Serial). SDV14615.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1978, SS52SW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343702.

No trace of mutilation, no trace of ditch. Ploughed down and spread. Other details: Barrow C.


Department of Environment, 1970, Four Round Barrows on Darracott Moor (Schedule Document). SDV343703.

Barrow, (south of hedge) 70 feet in diameter, 2 feet high. Ploughed and spread, no ditch, so probably turf mounds. Other details: Map, barrow c.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 119 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 6th April 1969. Rough grazing. 28 paces diameter, height 2.5 feet.


Department of Environment, 1991, Round Barrow on South-east of Darracott Moor (Schedule Document). SDV339155.

The round barrow is 22.5 metres in diameter and stands 1.5 metres high, and is now under grass. As it has been affected by ploughing, any ditch may have been obscured and the barrow may be broader and lower than originally constructed. The mound is composed mainly of clay and when partially excavated in the nineteenth century dark sooty matter was noted near the centre of the barrow. This barrow is one of a small dispersed group which have demonstrated considerable potential for the preservation of environmental evidence both of a contemporary kind as well as of the pre-barrow ground surface. Other details: Map.


Turton, S. D., 1992, Archaeological Assessment of Deep Moor Pipeline, Great Torrington, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV338510.

Collection of flint implements recovered in 1930's. Most were apparently of local flint, derived from a deposit near Orleigh. Many waste flakes. Also leaf-shaped arrowhead and barbed and stemmed arrowhead.


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

Other details: Great Torrington 1.


Exeter Archaeology, 1998, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Extension at Deep Moor Landfill Site, Great Torrington, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336178.


Manning, P. T., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Wind Farm Site at Darracott, Great Torrington, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV336228.


Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167394 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

A barrow is recorded at this location in the Devon Sites and Monuments Record. It is not visible on any of the aerial photographs available to the National Mapping programme, and has been described as 'destroyed' in the National Monuments Record.


Slatcher, D., 2007, Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV339133.

Barrow surviving as an earthwork and forming part of a prehistoric barrow cemetery on Darracott Moor. Other details: Appendix.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 115 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 107 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability extensive vehicle damage/erosion.


Unknown, Unknown, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV357574.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14615Article in Serial: Doe, G. M.. 1939. Address of the President. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback. 47.
SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 120,121.
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.
SDV322231Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1906. Early Man. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. A4 Hardback. 365.
SDV336178Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1998. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Extension at Deep Moor Landfill Site, Great Torrington. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV336228Report - Assessment: Manning, P. T.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Wind Farm Site at Darracott, Great Torrington. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.78. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV338510Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1992. Archaeological Assessment of Deep Moor Pipeline, Great Torrington. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.61. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV339133Report - Assessment: Slatcher, D.. 2007. Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment. RPS Leeds Report. DLE 1052. Digital. 4.
SDV339136Article in Serial: Fowler, H. + Doe, G.. 1867. On Opening an Ancient British Barrow at Huntshaw. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 2 Part 1. A5 Hardback. 187-9.
SDV339137Article in Serial: Doe, G.. 1875. The Examination of Two Barrows Near Torrington. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 7. A5 Hardback. 102-5.
SDV339152Article in Serial: Doe, G.. 1884. Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 16. A5 Hardback. 124-6.
SDV339155Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1991. Round Barrow on South-east of Darracott Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV339156Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1884. 6th report of the barrow committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 16. A5 Hardback. 124-6.
SDV339157Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1899. 18th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 31. Digital. 99-100.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 115.
SDV343702Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1978. SS52SW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343703Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1970. Four Round Barrows on Darracott Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 107.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 114.
SDV357574Worksheet: Unknown. Unknown. Barrow. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167394.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 119.

Associated Monuments

MDV359Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV360Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV361Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor, Great Torrington (Monument)
MDV14663Related to: Eastern Barrow on Darracott Moor, Huntshaw (Monument)
MDV12459Related to: Possible Barrow, Darracott Moor, Great Torrington (Monument)
MDV356Related to: Western Barrow on Darracott Moor, Huntshaw (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4280 - Deep Moor IVC
  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 4:07PM