Round Barrow Cemetery 920m South West of Higher Welsford


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Bowl Barrow
Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

Torridge District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Torridge and West Devon

Grid Reference

SN269269 (226948, 120952)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.9614, -4.46455

Nearest Postcode

EX39 6EQ

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A round barrow cemetery situated on a high upland ridge known as Welsford Moor. The monument survives as a group of five bowl barrows arranged in two pairs with a single outlier (see SS 22 SE 11). The barrows survive as circular mounds of varying size with their 3 metre wide surrounding quarry ditches being preserved as buried features. Within the southernmost pair, the western mound measures 24 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high; and the eastern mound measures 29.7 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres high. Within the central pair, the western mound measures 16.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high, and the eastern mound measures 28.3 metres in diameter and 1 metres high. Scheduled.

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