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HER Number:MDV64
Name:Bowl Barrow 415 metres north-west of Dural Cross, Bradworthy

Summary

Bowl barrow, circular mound 20.8 metres in diameter and 0.5 metre high, with surrounding ditch visible to the north and west.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 294 171
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradworthy
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADWORTHY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/504
  • Old SAM County Ref: 699
  • Old SAM Ref: 32200
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE 13

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 marked.


Department of Environment, 1969, Round Barrow 450 Yards North-west of Dural Cross (Schedule Document). SDV339673.

Visited during May 1968. Round barrow on moorland partly under gorse and brambles. Size and shape difficult to determine because of the undergrowth: about 2.5 feet high and 18 yards in diameter. The surface is uneven and it has been dug into. On the top towards the east side there is a trench 1 foot by 6 feet, by 1 foot deep. Other details: Map.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 112 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited on 5th April 1969. On edge of reclaimed moor, mound has hummocky surface resulting from former exploration; covered by mixed scrub. Diameter 18 paces, height 3 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS21NE13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339671.

Visited on 16th October 1977. Bowl barrow on a flat plateau, thickly covered with gorse and brambles, and with no evidence of a ditch. Diameter on average 17.5 metres, height 0.8 metre.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND23 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited on 20th November 1979. Diameter 19.2 metres, height 0.80 metre. Low, badly disturbed mound, gorse/bramble covered on reclaimed moorland. Half of field has been ploughed, but barrow not yet touched. Mound has hummocky surface due to trenching. Signs of ditch circa 5 metres wide and 15 centimetres deep on west and north side although rather vague. In pasture (ploughing for pasture improvement?). Poor condition.


Allden, A., 1981, A Study of some Devon Barrows and their Diminishing Future, ND23 (Report - non-specific). SDV339662.


Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342456.


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


Gerrard, H., 1998, 149837 (Un-published). SDV339672.

Visited on 18th August 1998. At SS29441715. Round barrow 400 metres north west of Dural Cross.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Bowl Barrow 420 Metres North-west of Dural Cross (Schedule Document). SDV339674.

A bowl barrow, situated in an elevated upland location overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Torridge, survives as a circular mound, 20.8 metres in diameter and 0.5 metre high. Surrounding ditch is partially visible to the north and west, where it measures up to 4.3 metres wide by 0.1 metre deep. It survives elsewhere as a buried feature.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 106 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 112 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems, ie under plough, collapse. Declining.


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. Bradworthy 1.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. ND23.
SDV339671Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS21NE13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV339672Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1998. 149837. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital.
SDV339673Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1969. Round Barrow 450 Yards North-west of Dural Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV339674Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Bowl Barrow 420 Metres North-west of Dural Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND23.
SDV342456Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 114.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 106.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 112.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97487 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 112.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 10:52AM