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HER Number:MDV5625
Name:Barrow west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford

Summary

Prehistoric bowl barrow to the west of Wrangworthy Cross being the northern barrow in a line of three forming part of a round barrow cemetery between Wrangworthy and Cudjamoor.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 384 175
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Putford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 32511
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 164(3)
  • Old SAM Ref: 32198.01
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS31NE5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (LANEBA to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

The northernmost of two 'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map to the west of Wrangworthy Cross.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1977, SS31NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344763.

Barrow B. The northernmost of three barrows in a north-south alignment.
The remains of this mound measure 32 metres by 26 metres and are 0.7 metres high. It is surmounted by a mound circa 14 metres diameter which lies to the east of centre of the basal area and is 0.3 metres high. There are no visible traces of a ditch and the barrow is in poor condition.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 117 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 4th April 1969. Indications of cairn structure. Ppresent mound east of centre of larger original mound, which is still just visible. Diameter 10 paces, height 2 feet.


Department of Environment, 1972, Group of Round Barrows North of Venn Cottages (Schedule Document). SDV340091.

Group of round barrows north of Venn Cottages at Cudjamoor. Round barrow in a grass field 16 yards () in diameter and 3 feet () high. Probably disturbed in the centre with no visible trace of a ditch. Other details: Barrow 3.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND17 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 7th May 1979. Recently ploughed and planted. Only slight mound visible, more clearly seen from the west side of the field in which it stands.
Site visit 9th November 1979. Barrow measuring 18 metres north to south and 27.9 metres east to west by 0.4 metres high. Badly damaged, very stony. No visible ditch. A difficult site not made simpler by being in an arable field. Poor condition.


Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, East Putford 6 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Four Bowl Barrows 110 metres and 360 metres west of Wrangworthy Cross forming part of a Round Barrow Cemetery (Schedule Document). SDV344761.

Monument includes four bowl barrows forming part of a larger cemetery. Three of the barrows form an alignment running north to south with a further barrow to the west. This barrow is the northernmost in the alignment and survives as a circular mound 35.5 metres diameter by 0.9 metres high. The surrounding ditch 3.1 metres wide and 0.1 metres deep is visible to the west, south and east.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 32511 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344764.


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

'Tumuli' shown on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 113 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Declining.

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. East Putford 6.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340091Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1972. Group of Round Barrows North of Venn Cottages. 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 ND17.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95505 ]
SDV344761Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Four Bowl Barrows 110 metres and 360 metres west of Wrangworthy Cross forming part of a Round Barrow Cemetery. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV344763Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1977. SS31NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344764National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 32511. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 113.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 117.

Associated Monuments

MDV140Related to: Barrow 123 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV14657Related to: Barrow 174 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV5626Related to: Barrow 358 metres west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV11633Related to: Bowl Barrow 140 metres north-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV5624Related to: Bowl Barrow 331 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV5623Related to: Bowl Barrow 440 metres south-west of Wrangworthy Cross, East Putford (Monument)
MDV11632Related to: Bowl Barrow near Wrangworthy Cross, Buckland Brewer (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 10:08AM