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HER Number:MDV7120
Name:Barrow south-west of Lishaperhill Cross, Pancrasweek


Prehistoric bowl barrow 86 metres south-west of Lishaperhill Cross.


Grid Reference:SS 294 071
Map Sheet:SS20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPancrasweek
Ecclesiastical ParishPANCRASWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 31851
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS20NE/507
  • Old SAM Ref: 34272
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS20NE11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS20NE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346481.

Bowl barrow in the corner of a slightly south-west sloping grass field. No visible ditch. Diameter 8 metres by height 0.3 metres.

Mitchell, M. J., 1979, Possible Barrow (Worksheet). SDV357591.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND53 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visited on 20th November 1979. Diameter 15 metres by height 0.35 metres. Very poor condition. Cut on north and east by hedge leaving circa 0.6 metres intact. Very low and not easily seen. Suffers badly from trampling. No visible ditch. In pasture field.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 46 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Pancrasweek 4 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Atkins, W. S., 1998, Bude Canal Strategic Study (Report - Assessment). SDV340325.

Halcrow, 2000, Bude Canal Strategic Study Phase 2 - Draft Report (Report - Survey). SDV340326.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Bowl Barrow 100m north of Lishaperhill (Schedule Document). SDV343928.

Bowl Barrow 100 metres north of Lishaperhill. Bowl barrow on an upland ridge overlooking a tributary to the River Tamar. Monument includes an oval mound, 14.6 metres north to south by 12.6 metres east to west and up to 0.7 metre high. Surrounding quarry ditch is visible to the south, where it is up to 2.6 metres wide and 0.1 metre deep. Elsewhere it is preserved as a buried feature. The barrow has been cut on the eastern side by a ditched field boundary, and partially cut by a field boundary which crosses it on the northern side.
The field boundaries are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath them is included. Other details: Monument 34272.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 31851 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346482.

A bowl barrow situated on an upland ridge, 100 metres north of Lishaperhill. The barrow mound is oval and measures 14.6 metres long by 12.6 metres wide and up to 0.7 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch is now only visible on the south side, where it measures up to 2.6 metres wide and 0.1 metre deep. The mound is cut on the eastern and northern sides by field boundaries.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'Tumulus' shown on modern mapping. Map object based on this Source.

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

Tumulus marked. Map object based on this source.

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. Pancrasweek 4.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 46.
SDV340325Report - Assessment: Atkins, W. S.. 1998. Bude Canal Strategic Study. North Cornwall District Council. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340326Report - Survey: Halcrow. 2000. Bude Canal Strategic Study Phase 2 - Draft Report. North Cornwall District Council. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND53.
SDV343928Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Bowl Barrow 100m north of Lishaperhill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346481Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS20NE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346482National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 31851. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV357591Worksheet: Mitchell, M. J.. 1979. Possible Barrow. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Register. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV16463Related to: Barrow 113 metres west of Lishaperhill Cross, Pancrasweek (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2014 1:06PM