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HER Number:MDV405
Name:Barrow in Cookworthy Moor Plantation, Ashwater

Summary

Prehistoric bowl barrow in Cookworthy Moor Plantation forming an outlier to a group of four barrows to the south.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 409 005
Map Sheet:SS40SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshwater
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHWATER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 32780
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40SW/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 70A
  • Old SAM Ref: 28648
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS40SW1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

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

'Tumulus' shown on 19th century map as a small circular feature at a junction of two paths on moorland.


Ministry of Works, 1923, Fourbarrow Head (Ashwater Parish). Group II (Schedule Document). SDV339654.

Four round barrows on Langaford Moor which do not seem to have been opened. Barrow A is on moorland to the north of the other three.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1973, SS40SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340109.

Visited 13th April 1951. No trace of tumulus, site covered by spruce tree. Part of Forestry Commission plantation planted in 1928. Forester did not know of the mound.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 118 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 27th April 1969. Site only, on edge of Cockworthy Moor Plantation.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND59 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 2nd July 1979. Barrow unlocated.


Allden, A., 1981, A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future (Report - non-specific). SDV339662.


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

Visited in 1982 and 1983.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Ashwater 1 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1997, Bowl Barrow in Cookworthy Plantation, 290m east of the Baptist Chapel (Schedule Document). SDV340111.

Bronze Age bowl barrow forming an outlier to a group to the south. Barrow situated on a hilltop location which originally overlooked the valley of a tributary to the River Carey. The barrow survives as a circular mound which has a more prominent profile on south and east sides. Diameter 17.5 metres, height 0.7 metres. Surrounding ditch survives as a 2 metre wide buried feature.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 32780 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344963.


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

Barrow not shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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. Ashwater 1.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339654Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1923. Fourbarrow Head (Ashwater Parish). Group II. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV339662Report - non-specific: Allden, A.. 1981. A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Publication. 10. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340109Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1973. SS40SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340111Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1997. Bowl Barrow in Cookworthy Plantation, 290m east of the Baptist Chapel. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled. [Mapped feature: #90832 ]
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND59.
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).
SDV344963National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 32780. 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. 118.

Associated Monuments

MDV409Related to: Barrow on Langaford Moor, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV410Related to: Barrow on Langaford Moor, Ashwater (Monument)
MDV411Related to: Barrow on Langaford Moor, Ashwater (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2014 10:33AM