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Bowl barrow 380m south west of Upcott Cross

A Scheduled Monument in Broadwoodwidger, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.688 / 50°41'16"N

Longitude: -4.2837 / 4°17'1"W

OS Eastings: 238777

OS Northings: 90082

OS Grid: SX387900

Mapcode National: GBR NP.5X3T

Mapcode Global: FRA 17X8.2YL

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 380m south west of Upcott Cross

Scheduled Date: 9 February 2001

Last Amended: 23 September 2014

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34264

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Broadwoodwidger

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Summary

This monument includes a bowl barrow and the associated buried ditch, situated on a prominent upland ridge marking the watershed between the Rivers Carey and Wolf, with clear views to both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

Source: Historic England

Details

PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS: this monument includes a bowl barrow and the associated buried ditch, situated on a prominent upland ridge marking the watershed between the Rivers Carey and Wolf, with clear views to both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

DESCRIPTION: the monument survives as a circular mound measuring circa 20m wide in diameter and 0.5m high, with evidence of disturbance. The barrow would have originally been enclosed by a ditch, similar to those of the nearby bowl barrows to the north, from which material to construct the mound was derived. This has been in-filled over time but will survive as a buried feature. The ditches related to the other bowl barrows located near to this example have ditches with a width of 3m and it is reasonable to assume that the ditch of this barrow is also circa 3m wide.

EXTENT OF SCHEDULING: the scheduled area includes the barrow mound, circa 20m in diameter, and its buried outer ditch, circa 3m wide, as well as a 3m wide margin to ensure the protection of the monument. Therefore, the scheduled area measures circa 32m in diameter.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

The bowl barrow 380m to the south-west of Upcott Cross is scheduled for the following principal reasons:

* Survival: despite the damage caused by ploughing, this bowl barrow survives comparatively well as an earthwork and buried archaeological feature;
* Group value: it has group value with the two other round barrows that survive in the vicinity of Upcott Cross which form a small, loosely spaced barrow cemetery;
* Potential: archaeological investigation of similar structures has confirmed barrows contribute to our understanding of the social organisation and burial practices of the country's Bronze Age population.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Devon County Sites and Monuments Register, SX39SE6, (1986)
Gent, T and Manning, P, ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HERITAGE ASSESSMENT OF THE SITE OF A PROPOSED WIND TURBINE , May 2014,
HER Number: MDV2770 , Barrow south of Upcott Cross, Broadwoodwidger , Devon County Historic Environment Record
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HER Number:MDV78978 Barrow 380 metres south of Upcott Cross, Devon County Historic Environment Record,

Source: Historic England

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