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HER Number:MDV359
Name:Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor

Summary

Bowl barrow to west of Three Oaks, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Darracott Moor. Cut through on north side by boundary ditch.

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/6
  • Old SAM County Ref: 763B
  • Old SAM Ref: 13602
  • 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

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


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.

A hedge crosses over its lower slopes in the east. No trace of mutilation. A bowl barrow without traces of a ditch. Ploughed down and spread. Other details: Barrow B.


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

Round barrow, (south of hedge) 90 feet in diameter, 2 feet high. Ploughed and spread, no ditch, so probably turf mounds. Other details: Map, site b.


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

Visited on 6th April 1969. Rough grazing. Diameter 30 paces, height 2 feet.


Department of Environment, 1991, Round Barrow on South-eastern Side of Darracott Moor, Sited on Boundary Ditch (Schedule Document). SDV343704.

The round barrow is 22 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. The barrow has been partly altered by ploughing in the past and is broader and lower than originally built. Any ditch around the barrow may have been obscured by ploughing. It is at present under grass and is cut through on its north side by a boundary ditch, causing the northern edge of the barrow to lie in the adjacent field. The barrow was partly excavated in the 19th century and an oblong central cairn was found to lie over a flat stone, beneath which lay a cremation in a pit. Other details: Map.


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


Department of National Heritage, 1995, Bowl Barrow on South-eastern Side of Darracott Moor, 750 Metres West-south-west of Belle Vue Lodge (Schedule Document). SDV343705.

This barrow is one of a small dispersed group which is known from partial excavation to contain archaeological remains.


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 2.


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, PRN167395 (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 forming part of a prehistoric barrow cemetery surviving as earthworks on Darracott Moor. Other details: Appendix.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14615Article in Serial: Doe, G. M.. 1939. Address of the President. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback. 47.
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.
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.
SDV339152Article in Serial: Doe, G.. 1884. Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 16. A5 Hardback. 124-6.
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.
SDV343704Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1991. Round Barrow on South-eastern Side of Darracott Moor, Sited on Boundary Ditch. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV343705Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Bowl Barrow on South-eastern Side of Darracott Moor, 750 Metres West-south-west of Belle Vue Lodge. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167395.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 119.

Associated Monuments

MDV360Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV358Related 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

  • FDV1453 - CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 4:16PM