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HER Number:MDV780
Name:Central Barrow on Dart Raffe Moor


Central barrow of a group of three Prehistoric bowl barrows on Dart Raffe Moor


Grid Reference:SS 795 165
Map Sheet:SS71NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWitheridge
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWITHERIDGE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 34904
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS71NE/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 607
  • Old SAM Ref: 28609
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS71NE5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (LANEBA to Middle Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 1500 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumulus' shown on 19th century map as a small circular feature on the north side of a field boundary.

Wall, J. C., 1906, Ancient Earthworks, 628 (Article in Monograph). SDV341465.

Ministry of Public Building and Works, 1966, Three Round Barrows on Dart Raffe Moor (Schedule Document). SDV345106.

Three round barrows on Dart Raffe Moor. This middle barrow is 100 feet (30.48 metres) diameter by 5 feet (1.52 metres) high and very overgrown.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1970, SS71NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337165.

Three bowl barrows. Barrow 'B': a spread ditched bowl barrow 0.7 metres high and flat topped with thorn cover. Other details: Barrow 'B' - Plan.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, The Barrows of North Devon, 129 (Article in Serial). SDV7849.

Visited in May 1962. Oak tree and blackthorn growing on it. Rough pasture. Diameter 33 paces, height 3 feet.

Dyer, M. J., 1994, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV337166.

Middle one of group of three barrows. Very overgrown by bushes and trees and dug into by animal burrowing. Field is under pasture. Presence of dairy cows and bull made examination difficult.

Gerrard, S., 1995, 139554 (Un-published). SDV337171.

Ahers, R., 1995, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV358429.

Patchole, R. A. + Goodwin, D., 1995, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV337167.

Barrow is covered by scrub and trees. There are badger setts and erosion by cattle. (not certain to which barrow comment applies).

Department of Environment, 1996, Bowl Barrow on Dart Raffe Moor lying 550 metres south-west of Broadridge Farm (Schedule Document). SDV345107.

Bowl Barrow on Dart Raffe Moor lying 550 metres south-west of Broadridge Farm. This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on Dart Raffe Moor in a prominent location overlooking the valley of the Little Dart River which forms part of a cluster of at least three barrows. The barrow survives as a circular mound 26.4 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. The ditch from which material was quarried to construct the mound surrounds the barrow and is preserved as a buried feature circa 3.5 metres wide. Two other barrows lying in the vicinity are the subject of separate schedulings. Map object based on this Source.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 34904 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345109.

Three bowl barrows situated on Dart Raft Moor. Each barrow survives as a circular mound surrounded by a quarry ditch. The ditches have become infilled over the years and survive as buried features.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Barrow shown but not labelled on modern mapping. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337165Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1970. SS71NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337166Worksheet: Dyer, M. J.. 1994. Culm RAS. Worksheet.
SDV337167Worksheet: Patchole, R. A. + Goodwin, D.. 1995. Worksheet.
SDV337171Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1995. 139554. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Unknown.
SDV341465Article in Monograph: Wall, J. C.. 1906. Ancient Earthworks. Victoria History of the County of Devon. Hardback Volume. 628.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345106Schedule Document: Ministry of Public Building and Works. 1966. Three Round Barrows on Dart Raffe Moor. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV345107Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1996. Bowl Barrow on Dart Raffe Moor lying 550 metres south-west of Broadridge Farm. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV345109National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 34904. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV358429Worksheet: Ahers, R.. 1995. Barrow. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV7849Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. A5 Paperback. 129.

Associated Monuments

MDV72905Related to: Barrow on South Side of Dart Raffe Moor (Monument)
MDV72906Related to: Barrow to the West of Doorpark Farm (Monument)
MDV781Related to: Northern Barrow on Dart Raffe Moor (Monument)
MDV779Related to: Southern Barrow on Dart Raffe Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 29 2015 2:34PM