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HER Number:MDV7123
Name:Barrow 340 metres north-east of Bridgemoor Cross, Bridgerule


Prehistoric bowl barrow almost opposite 'Robin Hill'. A large barrow, somewhat flattened, up to about 37 metres diameter.


Grid Reference:SS 293 035
Map Sheet:SS20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridgerule
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDGERULE EAST

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 31952
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS20SE/506
  • Old SAM Ref: 34271
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS20SE3

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.

'Barrow' shown on 19th century map as a small circular earthwork to the south of the road.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Tumulus' shown on early 20th century map.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 113 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Site visited on 7th April 1969. Round barrow north of Dux of diameter 35 paces, under grass.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS20SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346483.

On slight south facing slope is large oval grass covered earth and stone bowl barrow with no visible ditch measuring 37 metres by 31 metres by 1.2 metres high.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND73 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visited on 11th October 1979. Diameter 32.5 metres, height 1.16 metres. Large barrow somewhat flattened and spread but still in good condition. Reported to have been dug into recently. Also reported to be ploughed occasionally. Seems reasonably intact despite disturbance, good condition. No sign of ditch. At present in pasture.

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

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2002, Bowl Barrow 470 metres north-east of Dux (Schedule Document). SDV346484.

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the watershed between the valleys of a tributary to the River Tamar and a tributary to Derwent Water. The monument includes a circular mound which measures 33.2 metres in diameter and 1.3 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch from which material to construct the mound was derived is preserved as an approximately 3 metres wide buried feature. Bowl barrows are funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age. The barrow survives well and will contain both archaeological information relating to the monument itself as well as environmental material concerning the surrounding landscape. Other details: Monument 34271.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 31952 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346485.

Bowl barrow north-east of Dux. The barrow mound measures 33.4 metres in diameter and stands 1.3 metres high. The surrounding ditch, now infilled, is roughly 3 metres wide.

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

'Tumulus' shown on modern mapping 320 metres to the north-east of Bridgemoor Cross

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. Bridgerule 1.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND73.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99646 ]
SDV346483Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS20SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346484Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Bowl Barrow 470 metres north-east of Dux. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV346485National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 31952. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 113.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2014 12:46PM