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HER Number:MDV361
Name:Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor, Great Torrington

Summary

Bowl barrow visible as an earthwork mound and ditch to the north-west of Three Oaks, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Darracott Moor, Great Torrington.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 518 214
Map Sheet:SS52SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52SW/8
  • Old SAM County Ref: 763D
  • Old SAM Ref: 13604
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS52SW 2(D)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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.

Without a ditch, under grass. No trace of mutilation, small but well shaped. Probably a bowl barrow. Other details: Barrow D.


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

Round barrow, 65 feet in diameter, 3-3.5 feet high. Ploughed, no ditch. Other details: Map, barrow d.


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

Visited on 6th April 1969. Rough grazing. Probably originally much larger. Diameter 15 paces, height 1 foot.


Department of Environment, 1991, Round Barrow on Darracott Moor (Schedule Document). SDV343706.

The round barrow is 18 metres in diameter and stands 0.75 metres high. It lies on Darracott Moor and although it has been ploughed in the past, it is now under grass. No visible ditch remains, but this could have been obscured by ploughing. There is no record of the barrow having been excavated and it thus offers considerable archaeological potential. 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.


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 4.


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., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of a bank and ditch correspond to the grid reference for PRN167391. Map object partly based on this source.


Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167391 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

The remains of a barrow are visible on aerial photographs (p1). The feature comprises a circular mound roughly 7m in diameter, and an enclosing ditch. It has been digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph reference:
1. RAF CPE/UK 2521 3060-4 22-MAR-1948


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.


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.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Earthworks of a 'Tumulus' are shown in this location. Map object partly based on this source.

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.
SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. 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.
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.
SDV343706Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1991. Round Barrow on Darracott Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 107.
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167391.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 119.

Associated Monuments

MDV358Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV359Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (Monument)
MDV360Related to: Bowl Barrow on Darracott Moor (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 8 2018 10:04AM