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HER Number:MDV62
Name:Bowl Barrow north-north-west of West Greadon, Hartland


Bowl barrow about 32 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres high, with surrounding ditch.


Grid Reference:SS 286 184
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 149843
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/502
  • Old SAM County Ref: 701
  • Old SAM Ref: 32205
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ancient Monuments, 1968 - 1969, Round Barrow Southeast of Meddon Plantation (Schedule Document). SDV341236.

Round barrow in corner of field of pasture, smoothed down by ploughing to 2.5 feet high and 34 yards in diameter.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 121 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Bowl barrow. Diameter 30 paces, height 3.5 feet.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 2001, SS21NE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV8133.

1. Tumulus shown on 1963 6 inch Ordnance Survey map.
2. Bowl barrow under grass.
3. Site visit 16th October 1977. Round barrow, probably of bowl type with no evidence of ditch, situated in pasture. Approximately 24.0 metres diameter and 0.9 metres high.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND50 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 16th October 1979. Low mound in pasture field. Flattened and spread and heavily poached by cattle. No sign of ditch but trampling of field precludes spotting such a feature. Fair condition.

Allden, A., 1981, A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future, ND50 (Report - non-specific). SDV339662.

Timms, S. C., 1981, Barrow (Personal Comment). SDV8135.

Low mound in pasture. Tractor track runs over mound. Hedge to west has been removed.

Weston, S., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits (Un-published). SDV345675.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 20 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Bayer gives NGR SS28601846 for this barrow.

Gerrard, H., 1998, Bowl Barrow 700m NNW of West Greadon, 149843 (Un-published). SDV8137.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Bowl Barrow 700m NNW of West Greadon (Schedule Document). SDV339668.

Barrow situated in an elevated upland location on the watershed between two valleys of tributaries of the River Torridge. The barrow survives as an oval mound which measures 32.4 metres long from east to west, 29.1 metres wide from north to south and is 0.8 metres high. The surrounding ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived survives as a buried feature approximately 5 metres wide.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Tumulus marked.

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. Hartland 20.
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. ND50.
SDV339668Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Bowl Barrow 700m NNW of West Greadon. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV341236Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1968 - 1969. Round Barrow Southeast of Meddon Plantation. 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 ND50.
SDV345675Un-published: Weston, S.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96909 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 121.
SDV8133Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 2001. SS21NE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV8135Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 1981. Barrow.
SDV8137Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1998. Bowl Barrow 700m NNW of West Greadon. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 149843.

Associated Monuments

MDV11608Related to: Bowl Barrow south-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)
MDV61Related to: Round Barrow South-West of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 3:41PM