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HER Number:MDV10703
Name:Bowl barrow 30m west of the Farway Common Road, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Farway Hill, Farway

Summary

One of 10 bowl barrows making up the Farway Hill round barrow nuclear cemetery - Hutchinson's No 35 & Fox No 18

Location

Grid Reference:SY 162 954
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/21
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129D
  • Old SAM Ref: 24965

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SY19NE 9d/Plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV99756.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 128 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 20 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

Steep sided mound of dark soil with flint core and recent hole in centre. Other details: Visited.


Ordnance Survey, 1975, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV322059.

Diameter 20m, height 1.1m. No obvious sign of disturbance.


Silvester, R. J., 1977, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV99753.

Round barrow on Farway Hill diam 13.5m x height 1.5m. Hutchinson's No.35, Fox No.23(?). Unplanted by forestry commission; mainly bracken with the odd broad leaf. Irregular rise may be due to excavation. Occasional rabbit or badger hole. Fairly good condition. Diameter 20m x height 1.75m. Other details: Visited.


Robinson, R., 1982, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV322060.

DoE field monument warden visit.


Ordnance Survey, 1982, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV322061.

Diameter 20.5m, height 1.2m, of rounded profile but the whole northern half is turned over by badger sets. Otherwise bracken covered with ploughing up to the edge.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 33 No 16 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

In bracken-covered clearing in wood. Hedge cutting shows flint core. Other details: Visited 7/7/1972.


Robertson, W. I., 1991, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV99758.

As above. Other details: Visit.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1992, Archaeological survey & management study of areas of east Devon (Report - Survey). SDV99760.

Stable; bracken covered with some naturally occurring broad-leaved trees on mound. Other details: Visited.


Gibbons, P., 1993, Untitled Source, 134691 (Site Visit). SDV99752.

One of 10 bowl barrows which together make up the Farway Hill round barrow nuclear cemetery. It is situated on the crest of a ridge to the immediate east of Farway Castle, and is a bowl barrow 20m in diameter and 1.3m in height, with an even rounded profile. Exposed peaty soil on the top of the mound contains flinty stones up to 20cm in size. There is no evidence of a ditch. Old animal burrows are present within the mound, and the ridging of the surrounding forestry plantation impinges on the edge of the mound.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 579 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow 20m diameter X 1.3m high. Scheduled Monument.
SMR.


Planel, P., 2004, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV322062.

Drawing at scale of 1:100 of Fox barrow No 18 (Hutchinson 35) on Farway Common surveyed by students from Sidmouth College. Barrow of irregular shape c17m x c14m. Other details: Email & Plan.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 90 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability forestry.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 128.
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. 20.
SDV322059Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1975.
SDV322060Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1982.
SDV322061Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1982.
SDV322062Correspondence: Planel, P.. 2004.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 33 No 16.
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. 579.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 90.
SDV99752Site Visit: Gibbons, P.. 1993. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. 134691.
SDV99753Worksheet: Silvester, R. J.. 1977.
SDV99756Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SY19NE 9d/Plan. SY19NE.
SDV99758Worksheet: Robertson, W. I.. 1991.
SDV99760Report - Survey: Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S.. 1992. Archaeological survey & management study of areas of east Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.38.

Associated Monuments

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

  • EDV1730 - Archaeological survey & management study of areas of east Devon
  • EDV1731 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV1732 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV1733 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV1734 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2016 11:14AM