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HER Number:MDV10713
Name:Barrow on B3714, Farway

Summary

Bowl barrow cut by B3174. Part of the round barrow cemetery on Farway Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 162 952
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 134682
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/29
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129I
  • Old SAM Ref: 24961
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19NE9E

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Kirwan, R., 1869, Notes on the Prehistoric Archaeology of East Devon, 623 (Article in Serial). SDV135413.

One of three barrows cut into when track was made into a road. Tradition says that sepulchral urns were discovered.

Worth, R. N., 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, 18 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

Fox'x No. 28. Hutchinson's No. 42. Barrow cut through by road. Diameter uncertain. Height 3 feet, 6 inches. Segments on either side of the road that was made in the 18th century.

Ministry of Works, 1951, Farway Group of Barrows on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV345586.

[Part of] the central section of a Bronze Age cemetery. Barrow disected by road. Other details: 129I.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1983, SY19NE9E (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345682.

Site visit: 11th November 1975. Approximate diameter 13 metres, height 0.7 metres.
Site visit: 8th February 1982. The two setments are quite clear and up to about 0.6 metres high. Original diameter of barrow circa 16 metres. 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: 7th July 1972. Grinsell's 14A. Cut through by road, such of which is here swollen. Remains visible mostly on west side of road. Shown on Ordnance Survey 6 inch Revision to 1903 map. When the road was made in the 18th century 'nothing but an old taypot' was found in it. Diameter 11.5 metres and height 1 metre.

Robertson, W. I., 1991, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV345683.

Site visit: 1st September 1991. Diameter circa 13-14 metres. Much of barrow is now under road. Profile of mound and flints are being revealed by traffic erosion of bank on south side.

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.

Apparently stable. Inconspicuous under bracken and brambles.

Gibbons, 1993, Untitled Source, 134682 (Un-published). SDV345684.

Site visit: 30th November 1993. One of ten bowl barrows which make up the Farway Hill round barrow cemetery. Situated on the crest of a ridge to the immediate south-east of Farway Castle and is partially overlain by the B3174 road. It is a bowl barrow with an estimated diameter of 16 metres and surviving height of 0.4 metres. There is no evidence of a ditch. Construction of the road and verges has removed the highest part of the central section of the barrow. The road surface is raised slightly where it passes through the mound. Segments of the mound remain on either side of the verges, extending into the woodlands beyond. The road is 5.5 metres wide; to the north-east the segment extends about 6 metres, radially, from the road, and is 0.4 metres in height at the edge of the verge; to the south-west the segment extends about 4.5 metres, radially, from the road, and is 0.3 metres in height at the edge of the verge. The latter segment contains old animal burrows. The road was constructed in the mid 18th century on the alignment of an existing trackway. It is reported by Hutchinson that the new road cut a mound, and that pottery, bones and weapons were found. As he was unaware that the road cuts three of the Farway barrows, it is not clear which mound is being referred to.

Department of National Heritage, 1995, Bowl Barrow on the Line of the B3174, Forming Part of the Round Barrow Cemetery on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV345685.

One of ten bowl barrows which together make up the Farway Hill round barrow cemetery. It is situated on the crest of a ridge to the immediate south-east of Farway Castle and is partially overlain by the B3174 road. The barrow mound is 16 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres in height. There is no evidence of a ditch. Map object based on this Source.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 571 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow cut by road. Parts of mound visible to either side of road up to 0.3-4m high. Scheduled Monument.
SMR.

English Heritage, 2010, Management Agreement in Respect of Bowl Barrow on the Line of the B3174 (Correspondence). SDV345686.

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.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123157Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 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.
SDV135413Article in Serial: Kirwan, R.. 1869. Notes on the Prehistoric Archaeology of East Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 3. Unknown. 623.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 33.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345586Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1951. Farway Group of Barrows on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV345608Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV345682Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1983. SY19NE9E. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345683Worksheet: Robertson, W. I.. 1991. Barrow. Worksheet.
SDV345684Un-published: Gibbons. 1993. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. 134682. Digital. 134682.
SDV345685Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Bowl Barrow on the Line of the B3174, Forming Part of the Round Barrow Cemetery on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV345686Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Management Agreement in Respect of Bowl Barrow on the Line of the B3174. English Heritage Management Agreement. 24961. 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. 571.

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:Feb 5 2021 10:31AM