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HER Number:MDV3628
Name:Bowl Barrow, Wadland Down


Wadland down, bowl barrow.


Grid Reference:SX 516 954
Map Sheet:SX59NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeaworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59NW/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28631

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=8/3/1996 (gerrard) at sx51619547. Round barrow survives as a circular mound 18.7m in diam and 1.25m high. The ditch from which construction material was quarried surrounds the barrow and is preserved as a buried feature c.2m wide (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228114.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=11/2/1958 (os) this feature is in excellent condition. The forestry commission when planting, have left this area completely free.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=6/3/1977 (turner) in forestry commission plantation. Diameter 11.5m, height 0.75m (grinsell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228105.

Wadland down, bowl barrow.

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV228110.

Vis=8/10/1974 (os) bowl barrow up to 15m diam and 0.7m high. Under thick vegetation (nmr, citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228111.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228112.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)133.

Bridgewater, W. R., 06/11/1976, Tumulus (Worksheet). SDV228113.

Site visit on 6th November 1976. Bowl Barrow, ploughed over by present farmer and father before forestry planted.

Silvester, R. J., 11/03/1977, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV358786.

Site visited on 11th March 1977. Diameter 7 metres, height 1.2 metres. Barrow is in reasonable state of preservation, and has not been disturbed by conifers, though one conifer has sprouted on top of the mound and the rest is covered by brambles. There is no means of access to the barrow from the nearest ride.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV228105Migrated Record:
SDV228110Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV228111Migrated Record:
SDV228112Migrated Record:
SDV228113Worksheet: Bridgewater, W. R.. 06/11/1976. Tumulus. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV228114Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV358786Worksheet: Silvester, R. J.. 11/03/1977. Barrow. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2015 3:17PM