MDE1432 - Bronze Age barrow on Venford Moor (Monument)

Summary

A probable Bronze Age round barrow is slightly eroded on its eastern and southwestern sides.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 858290. A bowl barrow with slight hole in its centre on Venford Moor, is nine paces in diameter and two feet high. It was found on 28 May 1938 by Rainbird Clarke. [1] The site was visited on 23 July 1981 but no changes were noted. [2] The barrow was described as a low, bracken covered mound. [3] SS 85809 28973. A probable round barrow visible as a turf covered earth and stone mound 7.8 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres maximum height. The barrow lies in enclosed ground, predominantly rough grass but with a scattering of heather and bracken. Like the West Anstey Barrows some 350 metres to the west, it is deliberately set down off the summit of the ridge of Venford Moor to the southeast at about 354 metres above Ordnance Datum. It is generally in good condition with slight erosion in the east and southwest but no apparent disturbance to the centre as stated by Grinsell. [4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. 128 - possible source.
  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28.
  • <2> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Parish File, Timms, 23 July 1981.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Parish File with black and white photo, Horner, September 1991.
  • <4>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 15 December 1995. [Mapped feature: #45855 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 85809 28973 (point)
Map sheet SS82NE
Civil Parish WEST ANSTEY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 7358
  • Devon SMR: SS82NE/14
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20196
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 82 NE5
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35647

Record last edited

Jan 30 2019 5:15PM

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