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HER Number:MDV10691
Name:Bowl Barrow 500m west-north-west of Ring-in-the-Mire, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill, Gittisham

Summary

Mound of evenly rounded profile, surrounded by a ditch, with a shallow pit in the centre. Part of a round barrow cemetery on Gittisham Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 150 961
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGITTISHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/10
  • Old SAM County Ref: 127D
  • Old SAM Ref: 27405
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19NE 28A

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 126-8 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 17 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1979, SY19NE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342982.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1982, SY19NE28 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342977.

Ordnance Survey 'A': Fox.13; Hutchinson 30 or 31. A mound of dark soil 84 feet diameter and 5 feet high (Fox equates this with H 31 but it could as well be H 30).
Site visit on 10/11/1975. A well preserved, furze-covered round barrow, 23 metres diameter and 1.6 metres high. Its flat summit has been disturbed slightly. No ditch.
Site visit on 12/02/1982. A flat topped bracken and furze covered barrow 23 metres diameter and 1.6 metres high, the top of the mound slightly disturbed (possibly by animals). There is a surrounding ditch about 3 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep. Other details: Plan, site A.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV345608.

Site visit by Department of Environment Field Monument Warden on 28th April 1982. This is Hutchinson's No. 31.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342809.

Other details: Site visit 28/04/1982.


Griffith, F. M., 1983, DAP/A, 31a (Aerial Photograph). SDV122353.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 36 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Visited on 25/10/1981. Heath. Diameter 14 metres and height 0.6 metres. Roughly circular raised patch of bracken. Could be Hutchinson's no 31. Other details: Site 12a.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 14 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Visited on 02/11/1992. Stable and bracken covered.


Department of National Heritage, 1996, A Bowl Barrow 500 Metres West-north-west of Ring-in-the-Mire, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Schedule Document). SDV342981.

The barrow consists of a mound of evenly rounded profile, 23 metres in diameter and circa 1.6 metres in height, surrounded by ditch 3 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep, which is enhanced to the north-west by uneven rising ground, and is indistinct in the south-west. There is a shallow pit in the centre of the mound, 2 metres by 1 metre and 0.3 metres deep, and evidence of other slight ground disturbance in the top of the mound.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 17, Part 1; 127, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 298 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Round barrow 23m diameter by 1.6m high, with flat top. Surrounding ditch 3 metres wide by 0.3 metre deep. During field survey ditch detectable but obscured by long grass. Mound covered in grasses. Feature lies on gentle east slope.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 298 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 298 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 550 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow, 23m diameter by circa 1.6m high. Scheduled Monument.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 97 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems, i.e. under plough, collapse. Principal vulnerability plant growth.


Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Barrow shown.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 88 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 91 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems, i.e. under plough, collapse. Declining. Principal vulnerability plant growth.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 17, Part 1; 127, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 298.
SDV122353Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1983. DAP/A. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 31a.
SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 126-8.
SDV123162Report - Survey: Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S.. 1993. Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.38. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV123165Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1948. The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 4: part 1. Paperback Volume. 17.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 36.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66421 ]
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 97.
SDV342809Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV342977Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1982. SY19NE28. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342981Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1996. A Bowl Barrow 500 Metres West-north-west of Ring-in-the-Mire, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342982Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1979. SY19NE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 88.
SDV345608Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 550.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 91.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 298.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 298.

Associated Monuments

MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10936Related to: Bowl Barrow, Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2016 9:39AM