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HER Number:MDV7129
Name:Round Barrow north-west of Blatchborough Cross, Bradworthy


Round barrow, probably a bowl barrow, with a modern granite memorial on the top.


Grid Reference:SS 291 146
Map Sheet:SS21SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradworthy
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADWORTHY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric round barrow north-west of Blatchborough Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21SE/502

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • 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.

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

Visited 5/4/1969. Crowned by granite obelisk-shaped monument in memory Fred Collier and his wife. Diameter 20 paces, height 1.5 feet.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1979, SS21SE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342514.

Visited 10/10/1977. On summit of hill north east of Blatchborough is a round barrow probably of bowl type. A modern granite memorial was placed on the crown of the barrow in 1947.

Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979 - 1981, North Devon Barrow Survey, DCRA ND24 (Archive - Survey). SDV341310.

Visited 20/11/1979 . Diameter 23.5 metres (north-south), 20.2 metres (east-west), 0.61 metre high. Very flattened and spread. Crowned by granite memorial stone which caused slight hollowing of the centre.4 concrete fence posts surround the memorial (rubbing stones to preserve the monument?). Mound has irregular outline and tends to merge with surrounds being very low. No visible ditch. In pasture, poor condition.

Bayer, O. J., 1996, Barrows in the Torridge District of North West Devon: A Study in Distribution and Location, Bradworthy 2 (Undergraduate Dissertation). SDV319515.

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

Tumulus marked with Monument on top.

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 2.
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 ND24.
SDV342514Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1979. SS21SE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99660 ]
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 112.

Associated Monuments

MDV107439Related to: Monument to F.M. Collier on Barrow to north-west of Blatchborough Cross, Bradworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4415 - Devon Barrow Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2014 11:35AM