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HER Number:MDV8506
Name:Barrow south-west of Allaleigh Cross


Prehistoric bowl barrow one of two to the south-west of Allaleigh Cross


Grid Reference:SX 815 534
Map Sheet:SX85SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornworthy
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWORTHY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 446065
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SW/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 33758
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX85SW1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1961, SX85SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346655.

Possible Bronze Age bowl barrow of 20.0 metres diameter by 0.7 metres high. A low spread grass covered mound with no ditch or berm or signs of excavation, situated on a ridgeway. Other details: Plan.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 32 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Two Bowl Barrows 380 metres and 410 metres south-west of Allaleigh Cross (Schedule Document). SDV346654.

This monument, which falls into two separate areas of protection, includes two Late Neolithic to Bronze Age bowl barrows, on an east to west alignment along a broad ridge. The site is on a gentle slope with wide views to the south. The eastern mound is slightly oval, between 32 metres and 37.5 metres wide by up to 0.9 metres high. An encircling quarry ditch visible on the south and west sides is between 4 metres and 6 metres wide by 0.2 metres deep. Both barrows are composed of red-brown earth and small stones. Bowl barrows are funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age. Despite their reduction by ploughing, the two bowl barrows to the south-west of Allaleigh Cross are still visible mounds which will retain information about their construction and use. It is probable that their primary burials are undisturbed, while stratified deposits will be present in their surrounding ditches. Other details: Monument 33758.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 446065 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346656.

The earthwork remains of two bowl barrows.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 32.
SDV346654Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Two Bowl Barrows 380 metres and 410 metres south-west of Allaleigh Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled. [Mapped feature: #108612 ]
SDV346655Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1961. SX85SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346656National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 446065. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV63655Related to: Barrow south-west of Allaleigh Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2011 8:21AM