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HER Number:MDV7124
Name:Barrow 223 metres south-west of Strawberry Bank, Pyworthy


Barrow on south side of track between Strawberry Bank and Pinkworthy House. The barrow is about 34 metres diameter with a rim up to 0.9 metres high on the north and south sides, about 0.3 metres higher than the centre. The rim is rather lower on the east and west sides. The has been crossed by ridge and furrow running east-west, hence the removal of the rim on these sides.


Grid Reference:SS 288 008
Map Sheet:SS20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPyworthy
Ecclesiastical ParishPYWORTHY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork mound/ditch of prehistoric Barrow, east of Pinkworthy House, Pyworthy

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS20SE/507
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18138.

Osa=ss20se11/plan and section.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18140.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)46.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Barrow at pinkworthy. Vis=3/11/1977 (os). Situated on a flat hill top and is slightly oval in plan being longer from east to west, 34m by 30m. It is crossed from south-west to north-east by broad ridge and furrow but this has not obliterated the profile appears to be that of a platform, 26m diam, with a raised rim.2m wide and 0.2m high. No clear indications of surrounding ditch. Under pasture.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND82 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Site visit 28th November 1979. An unusual site, like a form of disc barrow. 34.0 metres diameter, 0.6 metres high. Comprises a large flat mound with an obvious rim on the north and south sides, 0.9 metres high, about 0.3 metres higher than the centre. Rather lower on the east and west sides. It is crossed by ridge and furrow running east-west, hence the removal of the rim on these sides. No visible ditch. Fair condition.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Barrow visible.

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Barrow with rim visible on LiDAR.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18138Migrated Record:
SDV18140Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV341310Archive - Survey: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979 - 1981. North Devon Barrow Survey. Devon Barrow Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. DCRA ND82.
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital. [Mapped feature: #99647 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2017 12:19PM