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HER Number:MDV10696
Name:Bowl Barrow North-west of Roncombe Gate, Farway

Summary

Bowl barrow 60 metres south-west of the B3174, forming part of a dispersed barrow group on Farway Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 162 950
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 134681
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/15
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129J
  • Old SAM Ref: 24960
  • 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, 128-9 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Other details: Map, barrow 41.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 18 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

Mound of dark soil, diameter 80 feet, height 9 feet. Other details: Barrow 29.


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

Round barrow on Farway Hill. Large, with a 4 feet wide hole in the top. Hutchinson no.41.


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

Site visit 11th November 1975. Barrow A. A large ditchless round barrow, diameter 25 metres, height 1.8 metres. Central pit has been filled with rubbish. General condition good.
Site visit 1st February 1982. Bracken covered. No change since 1975. Other details: Plan, barrow A.


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


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

Site visit by Department of Environment Field Monument Warden on 24th May 1982.


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

Site visit 8th March 1973. Bracken-covered, on heath and among scrub. Diameter 27 metres and height 2.5 metres. Other details: Barrow 17.


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 2nd November 1992. Bracken covered. Side recently driven over by vehicle. Some damage by badger sets on south side. Under threat from encroaching woodland.


Gibbons, P., 1993, Bowl Barrow 60 Metres South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill, 134681 (Un-published). SDV344794.

Site visit 4th November 1993. A substantial bowl barrow 30 metres in diameter and 2.1 metres in height with steep sides and a flatter, rounded top. There is no evidence of a ditch. There is a square, vertically sided intrusion in the top of the mound, measuring 2.5 metres by 0.75 metres deep, with spoil heaped to the north-east. This intrusion was present in 1982, it possibly represents an antiquarian excavation. Old animal burrows are present within the mound.


Department of National Heritage, 1995, Bowl Barrow 60 Metres South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV344795.

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 substantial bowl barrow 30 metres in diameter and 2.1 metres in height with steep sides and a flatter, rounded top. There is an intrusion in the top of the mound which possibly represents an antiquarian excavation. There is no evidence of a ditch. This barrow survives well, despite evidence of partial excavation. It is the largest barrow in the group.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 567 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow 30m diameter X 2.1m 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/tree growth.


English Heritage, 2010, Management Agreement in Respect of Bowl Barrow 60m South-West of B3174 (Correspondence). SDV345679.

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 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. 128-9.
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. 18.
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: #66476 ]
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.
SDV344794Un-published: Gibbons, P.. 1993. Bowl Barrow 60 Metres South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 134681.
SDV344795Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Bowl Barrow 60 Metres South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV345608Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV345679Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Management Agreement in Respect of Bowl Barrow 60m South-West of B3174. English Heritage Management Agreement. 24960. 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. 567.

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 10:31AM