MDE20901 - Possible Bronze Age barrow on Rowley Down (Monument)


An 18th Century map of Rowley Down depicts a Bronze Age barrow in this vicinity, although its precise location and survival requires confirmation.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Robert Ballment's map of Rowley Down dated 1797 shows a "small barrow or mound of earth" on the boundary of land attached to Little Rowley. [1,2] The site appears to lie immediately south of the main road which was built between the time the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map was drawn and the Royal Air Force took photographs of the site in 1946-8. [3-5] The site's precise location requires confirmation. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ballment, R.. 1797. Plan of Rowley Down.
  • <2> Archive: Devon County Council. Paperwork held by Devon HER / SMR. Sketch.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Paperwork held by Devon HER / SMR. Timms, 2 February 1983.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 3 September 2017.



Grid reference SS 6623 4400 (point) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 20006
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/109
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE10893
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE59
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 910088

Record last edited

Sep 3 2017 2:23PM


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