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HER Number:MDV7128
Name:Bowl Barrow west of Gorvin Cross, Hartland


Site of barrow.


Grid Reference:SS 292 195
Map Sheet:SS21NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 149839
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NE/506
  • Old SAM Ref: 32202
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS21NE5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Visited 15th September 1965. Under grass with traces still visible. Diameter 16 paces, height 3 feet.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1979, SS21NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340113.

1. Site visit 17th March 1953. Much ploughed over and no longer visible.
2. Site visit 14th October 1977. A probable bowl barrow. Approximately 20 metres in diameter, 0.3 metres high with no evidence of a ditch.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND48 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 16th October 1979. No indications remain as to where barrow once stood. Field under plough.

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

Horner, W., 1996, Barrow (Personal Comment). SDV340114.

Visited 5th September 1996. Cereal crop has just been harvested. No features visible.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Hartland 18 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

Gerrard, H., 1998, 49839, 49839 (Un-published). SDV340115.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Bowl Barrow 300m south east of Gorvin (Schedule Document). SDV340116.

Bowl barrow forming part of a group. Survives as a 0.3 metre high circular mound with a diameter of 19.6 metres. Surrounding ditch survives as a buried feature approximately 3 metres wide.

English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 115 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 108 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 114 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems i.e. 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. Hartland 18.
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.
SDV340113Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1979. SS21NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340114Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1996. Barrow. Not Applicable.
SDV340115Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1998. 49839. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 49839.
SDV340116Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Bowl Barrow 300m south east of Gorvin. 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 ND48.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 115.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 108.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 114.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99658 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 121.

Associated Monuments

MDV11610Related to: Bowl Barrow North-West of Gorvin Farm, Hartland (Monument)
MDV11608Related to: Bowl Barrow south-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)
MDV12405Related to: Bowl Barrow to north-west of Gorvin, Hartland (Monument)
MDV11609Related to: Bowl Barrows north-west of Gorvin Farm, 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 3:22PM