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HER Number:MDV404
Name:Barrow 500 metres north-east of Lane End, Halwill Moor

Summary

Barrow on the south side of Halwill Moor Plantation on a high upland ridge. The barrow survives as a flat-topped mound, 34 metres diameter and up to 1.3 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 436 006
Map Sheet:SS40SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwill
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWILL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 32789
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40SW/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 377
  • Old SAM Ref: 28645
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS40SW4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumulus' shown on 19th century map as a circular feature in the eastern corner of a small rectilinear field.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1951, SS40SW4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV19457.

A large bowl barrow, flat topped, no ditch. Diameter 31.0 metres, height 1.5 metres. No trace of surrounding ditch.


Department of Environment, 1959, Barrow Near Lane's End, Halwill Moor (Schedule Document). SDV339119.

Barrow near of Lanes End, Halwill Moor. Large mound formerly tree covered, now rough pasture. 100 foot (30.48 metres) diameter by 3 foot 6 inches (1.07 metres) high with a flat top.


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

Two barrows recorded in Halwill Moor Plantation. This barrow was visited in April 1969. 30 paces diameter and 3 1/2 feet high. The mound was on grass but covered with mixed scrub. A second barrow at SS43650060 was recorded on a map of 1809 but has subsequently gone.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND89 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 27th September 1979. Diameter.33.8 metres, height 1.44 metres. Large mound in rough pasture field. Ploughed in past, rather flat top (?due to ploughing), spread at edges. No sign of ditch, in good condition overall.


Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV343247.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Halwill 2 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department of National Heritage, 1997 - 1977, Bowl Barrow 500m North East of Lane End, Halwill Moor (Schedule Document). SDV339118.

Bowl barrow 500 metres north east of Lane End, Halwill Moor. The monument includes a Bronze Age bowl barrow on a high upland ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary of the River Carey to the south-east. The area supports a concentration of such barrows. The monument survives as a 34 metre diameter circular flat topped mound standing up to 1.3 metres high. The ditch is preserved as buried feature, 2 metres wide.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Barrow clearly visible in corner of field.


Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Summary Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Site of the new Primary School, Halwill Junction, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV1968.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 32789 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344922.

A Bronze Age bowl barrow situated 500 metres nort east of Lane End in Halwill. The barrow survives as a 34 metre diameter circular, flat topped mound standing up to 1.3 metres high. The ditch, from which material to construct the mound was derived, is preserved as a buried feature, 2 metres wide. There is no evidence of the existence of a second barrow.


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

Outline of barrow shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19457Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1951. SS40SW4. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV1968Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Summary Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Site of the new Primary School, Halwill Junction. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
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. Halwill 2.
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339118Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1997 - 1977. Bowl Barrow 500m North East of Lane End, Halwill Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV339119Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1959. Barrow Near Lane's End, Halwill Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND89.
SDV343247Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #90774 ]
SDV344922National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 32789. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 119.

Associated Monuments

MDV59896Related to: Barrow to north-east of Land End, Halwill Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2014 10:57AM