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HER Number:MDV10693
Name:Bowl Barrow on West Side of Seaton Road, Farway

Summary

Bowl barrow 100 metres south-west of the B3174 to the north of Roncombe Gate, forming part of a dispersed barrow group on Farway Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 163 950
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 134680
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/12
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129K
  • Old SAM Ref: 24959
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19NE25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 126-9 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Round barrow on Farway Hill: diameter 15.0 metres, height 1.5 metres. Other details: Map: Barrow 43.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 19 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

Not located by Fox.


Ministry of Works, 1951, Farway Group of Barrows on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV343238.

Barrow K, bracken covered, diameter 50 feet, height 5 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1980, SY19NE25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344780.

Site visit on 11th November 1975. Barrow B. A round barrow, diameter 10 metres, height 0.7 metres. No ditch. Under bracken, much disturbed by burrowing animals. Other details: Plan, site b.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979, List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the County of Devon, 79 (Report - non-specific). SDV344779.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 33 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Site visit on 8th March 1973: bracken covered, in dense scrub. Other details: Barrow 18.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 19 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Site visit on 2nd November 1992: under bracken, brambles and encroaching copse. Evidence of former animal burrows. Fallen tree lies on side of barrow. Other details: Figures 7-8.


Gibbons, P., 1993, Bowl Barrow 100 Metres South-west of the B3174, 134680 (Un-published). SDV344781.

Site visit on 4th November 1993. Bowl barrow 11 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height. There is no evidence of a ditch. The barrow has been extensively damaged in the past by animal burrows so that its profile is very uneven and its original form is difficult to determine.


Department of National Heritage, 1995, Bowl Barrow 100 Metres South-west of the B3174, Forming part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV344782.

The Farway Hill barrows are situated in south-east Devon on the high ground of an extensive Greensand plateau in an area some 8 kilometres south of Honiton, where it forms the watershed of the River Sid. These funerary monuments are grouped around Farway Castle, a substantial circular earthwork enclosure which is believed to be contemporary. The monument is situated on the crest of a ridge, and includes a bowl barrow 11 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height with an uneven profile. There is no evidence of a ditch. This barrow survives comparatively well and forms an integral part of the wider group. A significant proportion of its buried features remain intact, including the old land surface which will contain evidence of the past environment. Other details: Map.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 566 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow c. 11m diameter X 0.7m high. Scheduled Monument.
SMR.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 87 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal vulnerability scrub or tree growth.


English Heritage, 2010, Management Agreement in Respect of Bowl Barrow 100m South-West of the B3174 (Correspondence). SDV345680.

Agreement between English Heritage and the Occupier regarding the management of the site by the Occupier for a period of three years. See agreement schedule for full details.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 126-9.
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. 19.
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. 19.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 33.
SDV343238Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1951. Farway Group of Barrows on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #66443 ]
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
SDV344779Report - non-specific: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979. List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the County of Devon. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Publication. 5. A4 Spiral Bound. 79.
SDV344780Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1980. SY19NE25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344781Un-published: Gibbons, P.. 1993. Bowl Barrow 100 Metres South-west of the B3174. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 134680.
SDV344782Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Bowl Barrow 100 Metres South-west of the B3174, Forming part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV345680Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Management Agreement in Respect of Bowl Barrow 100m South-West of the B3174. English Heritage Management Agreement. 24959. Digital.
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. 566.

Associated Monuments

MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10694Related to: Bowl barrow 340 metres north-west of Farway Castle, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2016 10:29AM