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HER Number:MDV7546
Name:Barrow 415 metres north-east of Jordan


Prehistoric bowl barrow or cairn to the north-east of Jordan farm, Widecombe in the Moor. Depicted on modern mapping.


Grid Reference:SX 704 752
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of Prehistoric bowl barrow or cairn on Bittleford Down, set within the remains of a Prehistoric to Medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445147
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/98
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW45
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1954, SX77NW45 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346250.

Possible bowl barrow. Grass and furze covered mound with central excavation, having the outward aspect of a ba bowl barrow. No trace of ditch. No associated finds.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Not described by Grinsell.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1083 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

National Monuments Record, 1979, SF 1459, 37 (Aerial Photograph). SDV64329.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NW (Cartographic). SDV345445.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Cairn to the east of Jordan was considered for designation as a Scheduled ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 60.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 445147 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346252.

A grass and furze covered mound, apparently a bowl barrow, was found during field work. It is 7 metres in diameter and 1.1 metres high, with a central excavation 3 metres wide and 0.7metres deep. No trace of a ditch and no associated finds were made to confirm dating.

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

'Mound' shown on modern mapping as a small circular feature with a hollow centre.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 1083.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345445Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102547 ]
SDV346250Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1954. SX77NW45. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346252National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 445147. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV64329Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF 1459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 37.

Associated Monuments

MDV26964Part of: Field system on Bittleford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2013 11:37AM