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HER Number:MDV10699
Name:Bowl Barrow South of Farway Castle

Summary

One of three bowl barrows to the south-west of the B3174, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Farway Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 161 953
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 134684
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/18
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129G
  • Old SAM Ref: 24962
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19NE9J

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 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Barrow, not large and much concealed. Other details: Barrow 39.


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

Site visit circa 1947. Flat topped steep sided mound, with hole in centre filled with flints. Diameter 43 feet, height 4 feet. Other details: Barrow 26.


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

Round barrow, part of central section of a Bronze Age cemetery, has a hole in the top, mostly refilled. Diameter 45 feet, height 6 feet. Other details: Plan, barrow g.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1980, SY19NE9J (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345690.

Site visit: 11th November 1975. Diameter 11.5 metres, height 1.3 metres. Central hole now overgrown.
Site visit: 8th February 1982. Bracken covered mound, 12 metres diameter, 1.3 metres high, with sharp sides to a flat top. Old digging visible near centre. Other details: Plan.


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. Heath. Flinty mound, hollow in centre, covered with bracken. Diameter 13 metres and height 1.5 metres. Other details: Barrow 13.


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


Gibbons, P., 1993, Three Bowl Barrows to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Farway Hill, 134684 (Un-published). SDV344799.

Site visit 30th November 1993. Bowl barrow 12 metres in diameter and 1.6 metres in height, with steep sides and a flatter, rounded top. Exposed peaty soil on the north-west sector of the mound contains flinty stones up to 10 centimetres in size. There is no evidence of a ditch. There is a shallow intrusion in the top of the mound, to the south-east of its centre, some 2 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres deep, possibly representing an antiquarian excavation. Fox reported this intrusion as being filled with flints. Old animal burrows are present within the mound. The distance between this barrow and the adjacent barrows is 6 metres (to the south) and 15 metres (to the north).


Department of National Heritage, 1995, Three Bowl Barrows to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV344800.

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 includes three of ten bowl barrows which together make up the Farway Hill round barrow cemetery. They are aligned north-west/south-east and are situated on the crest of a ridge to the immediate south east of Farway Castle. These three barrows survive in good condition, despite evidence of the partial excavation of one of the mounds, and form an integral part of the barrow cemetery.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 573 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow 12m diameter X 1.6m high. Scheduled Monument.
SMR.


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

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


English Heritage, 2010, Management Agreement in Respect of Three Bowl Barrows to the South-West of the B3174 (Correspondence). SDV345687.

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.
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.
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: #66507 ]
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
SDV344799Un-published: Gibbons, P.. 1993. Three Bowl Barrows to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Farway Hill. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 134684.
SDV344800Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Three Bowl Barrows to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery 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.
SDV345687Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Management Agreement in Respect of Three Bowl Barrows to the South-West of the B3174. English Heritage Management Agreement. 24962. Digital.
SDV345690Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1980. SY19NE9J. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 573.

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)
MDV10695Related to: Bowl Barrow south of Farway Castle (Monument)
MDV10698Related to: Bowl Barrow South of Farway Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2016 10:46AM