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HER Number:MDV4486
Name:Bowl Barrow north-west of Whiddon Farm, Barnstaple


Possible bowl barrow visible on aerial photographs. Site now covered by modern housing.


Grid Reference:SS 573 318
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLANDKEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/153
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS53SE60

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, D. M., 02/07/1984, Barrows in Westmore Field (Personal Comment). SDV70725.

Site visit 2nd July 1984. No feature apparent on the ground at the time of visit. On line of Barnstaple Bypass.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Possible ploughed out barrow visible on Royal Air Force aerial photograph in south-west corner of field, adjacent to parish boundary, to north-west of Whiddon.

Therkorn, L. L., 1975, Trial Excavation at Whiddon Farm, Landkey, Near Barnstaple, 327-9 (Article in Serial). SDV70724.

One of eight cropmarks noted on aerial photographs in the area. Excavation of the largest, diameter 35 metres, by the North Devon Archaeological Society, revealed no certain archaeological feature, although a layer of brick fragments and 17th century pottery may suggest the site of a post medieval field structure. Two flint blades and more than 200 sherds of 17th-19th century pottery was recovered from the ploughsoil.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

The site is now covered by modern housing.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SS53SE60 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV70723.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92307 ]
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV70723Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SS53SE60. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV70724Article in Serial: Therkorn, L. L.. 1975. Trial Excavation at Whiddon Farm, Landkey, Near Barnstaple. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 33. 327-9.
SDV70725Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 02/07/1984. Barrows in Westmore Field. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV4487Related to: Barrow to north-west of Whiddon Farm, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2012 12:22PM