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HER Number:MDV10706
Name:Bowl barrow 160m north-west of the Farway Common Road, forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Hroup on Farway Hill, Farway

Summary

Round barrow on farway hill. Vis=10/11/1975(os) extensively mutilated by deep ploughing and tree-planting: furze covered with central area dug away. Diameter 11m, height 1m. Vis=17/7/1972 (grinsell) almost on honiton boundary, on path beside pine plantation. Ditch shown by waterlogged patches in path. Diameter 12m; height 0.9m of barrow (grinsell). Vis=-/-/1977(silvester, r. ) on the east side of the track, just in the plantation; west side overgrown with shrubs, brambles etc. Some of forestry cuts impinge on east side. Hole dug and used by animals, slightly east of centre. Vis=24/5/1982 (robinson) doe field monument warden visit. Vis=3/11/1992 (simpson + noble) deteriorating, mainly from use of track leading to erosion of mound + upper part of ditch (simpson + noble). Vis=30/11/1993 (gibbons) bowl barrow with an original diameter of about 15m and height of 1.3m. It is surrounded by a largely infilled ditch about 2m wide and 0.4m deep, from which material was quarried for the construction of the barrow. The ditch is prone to waterlogging. Exposed peaty soil on the top of the mound contains flinty stones up to 15cm in size. The mound is cut by the ridges of the forestry plantation, and there is a large intrusion in the centre measuring 2.7 by 2.4 by 0.8m deep, possibly representing an antiquarian excavation. Old animal burrows are present within the mound. A forestry track cuts across the north west edge of the barrow, it is 3.5m wide and has removed about 3.5m, radially, of the mound. The track is unmetalled and has two depressions where it crosses the alignment of the ditch. On the far side of the track the ditch is visible as a hollow which holds water (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SY 160 968
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/23
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129P
  • Old SAM Ref: 24970

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Round barrow on farway hill. Vis=10/11/1975(os) extensively mutilated by deep ploughing and tree-planting: furze covered with central area dug away. Diameter 11m, height 1m. Vis=17/7/1972 (grinsell) almost on honiton boundary, on path beside pine plantation. Ditch shown by waterlogged patches in path. Diameter 12m; height 0.9m of barrow (grinsell). Vis=-/-/1977(silvester, r. ) on the east side of the track, just in the plantation; west side overgrown with shrubs, brambles etc. Some of forestry cuts impinge on east side. Hole dug and used by animals, slightly east of centre. Vis=24/5/1982 (robinson) doe field monument warden visit. Vis=3/11/1992 (simpson + noble) deteriorating, mainly from use of track leading to erosion of mound + upper part of ditch (simpson + noble). Vis=30/11/1993 (gibbons) bowl barrow with an original diameter of about 15m and height of 1.3m. It is surrounded by a largely infilled ditch about 2m wide and 0.4m deep, from which material was quarried for the construction of the barrow. The ditch is prone to waterlogging. Exposed peaty soil on the top of the mound contains flinty stones up to 15cm in size. The mound is cut by the ridges of the forestry plantation, and there is a large intrusion in the centre measuring 2.7 by 2.4 by 0.8m deep, possibly representing an antiquarian excavation. Old animal burrows are present within the mound. A forestry track cuts across the north west edge of the barrow, it is 3.5m wide and has removed about 3.5m, radially, of the mound. The track is unmetalled and has two depressions where it crosses the alignment of the ditch. On the far side of the track the ditch is visible as a hollow which holds water (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV99861.

Osa=sy19ne5.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV99862.

Fox, a. /pdas/4(1948-1952)1-19.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV99863.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)33 no 4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV99864.

Des=mpp/134696.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV99865.

Simpson, s. + noble, s. /archaeological survey & management study of areas of e devon/(1993)/(emafu report 93.38).


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 606 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow c 15m diameter X 1.3m high. Northwest edge cut by forestry track. Scheduled Monument.
SMR.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 60 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
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. 606.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 60.
SDV99861Migrated Record:
SDV99862Migrated Record:
SDV99863Migrated Record:
SDV99864Migrated Record:
SDV99865Migrated Record:

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: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2016 8:44AM