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HER Number:MDV72480
Name:Barrow at Burston Cross, Bow


Barrow identified as a cropmark on aerial photograph.


Grid Reference:SS 712 018
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishZeal Monachorum
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishZEAL MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring ditch, D-shaped enclosure and linears north west of Burston Cross

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Barrow observed as a cropmark on aerial photograph in 2006 to the northwest of Burston Cross. The feature was not visible on the RAF 1946 aerial photograph but appeared as a ring ditch of c34m diameter on the 1999-2000 Getmapping aerial photograph.

Belcher, M. N. + Burchell, R. G. G., 2010, Geophysical Survey Carried Out at Land at Bow, Nr Crediton, Devon (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV345667.

The report highlights a number of linear and curvilinear anomalies that could be indicative of archaeological features, although none are associated with the barrow. However, there are some unremarked circular anomalies in its general vicinity. Most of the anomalies are thought to relate to former field bounaries or to have resulted from modern agricultural activity.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99926 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345667Report - Geophysical Survey: Belcher, M. N. + Burchell, R. G. G.. 2010. Geophysical Survey Carried Out at Land at Bow, Nr Crediton, Devon. SiteScan Archaeological Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV41128Related to: Enclosure to West of Burston Cross, Bow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4947 - Geophysical Survey on Land at Bow Near Crediton

Date Last Edited:May 2 2012 8:44AM