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HER Number:MDV10802
Name:Bowl Barrow North-West of Roncombe Gate, Farway

Summary

One of two bowl barrows on the parish boundary to the south-west of the B3174, forming part of a dispersed barrow group on Farway Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 163 949
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 134679
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/18
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129L
  • Old SAM Ref: 24958
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE26

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, 129 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Visitied in 1875. Round barrow on Farway Hill. Part of the central section of a Bronze Age cemetery. Large and slightly ditched. Other details: Barrow 44.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Mound shown, with boundary stone in centre. Map object based on this Source.


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

Site visited during 1948. Ditched mound. Ditch 12 feet wide. Diameter 80 feet, height 7 feet. A boundary stone on top. Other details: Barrow 30.


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

Round barrow in central part of a Bronze Age cemetery. Large, slightly ditched, diameter 70 feet, height 8 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1980, SY19SE26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344810.

Site visit 17th November 1975. Barrow 'A'. A well preserved bowl barrow with ditch, 30.0 metres diameter with a 2.1 metres high mound and 0.4 metres deep ditch.
Site visit 3rd February 1982. As described above, bracken covered within scrub woodland. Other details: Plan.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979, List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the County of Devon, 80 (Report - non-specific). SDV344779.


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

Site visit 7th July 1972. On Sidmouth boundary. Under dense bracken. Ditched. Surmounted by boundary stone. Diameter 24 metres and 2 metres high. Other details: Barrow 19.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 21 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Site visit 2nd November 1992. South-west skirt recently truncated by clearance of track, otherwise bracken-covered and stable, but under threat from encroaching woodland.


Gibbons, P., 1993, Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill, MPP/AI 134679 (Un-published). SDV344809.

Site visit 4th November 1993. Substantial bowl barrow 26 metres in diameter and 2.1 metres high, with an even rounded profile. Surrounded by a largely infilled ditch about 2.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep, from which material was quarried for the construction of the barrow. The ditch is prone to waterlogging, and is best preserved on the north side of the barrow. A farm track cuts across the south-west edge of the barrow, it is 3 metres wide and has removed about 3 metres, radially, of the mound. The track is unmetalled but, the exposed subsoil gives no indication of the fill of the ditch where it passes over its alignment. On the far side of the track, soil forming part of the adjacent hedgerow is mounded over the alignment of the ditch. A small stone marking a change in alignment of the parish boundary is set in the top of the mound. The distance between this barrow and the adjacent barrow is 3.5 metres.


Department of National Heritage, 1995, Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV344813.

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 two barrows aligned roughly east/west and situated on the crest of a ridge. The one to the west is a substantial bowl barrow with an even rounded profile. It is surrounded by a largely infilled ditch. This barrow survives in good condition and form an integral part of the wider group.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 281 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.


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

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.


English Heritage, 2010, Management Agreement in Respect of Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-West of the B3174 (Correspondence). SDV345678.

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: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 129.
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. 21.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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).
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital.
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. 80.
SDV344809Un-published: Gibbons, P.. 1993. Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. MPP/AI 134679.
SDV344810Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1980. SY19SE26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344813Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV345678Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Management Agreement in Respect of Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-West of the B3174. English Heritage Management Agreement. 24958. 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. 281.

Associated Monuments

MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10806Related to: Barrow at Roncombe Gate Farm, Sidmouth (Monument)
MDV10694Related to: Bowl barrow 340 metres north-west of Farway Castle, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Monument)
MDV10848Related to: Bowl Barrow North-West of Roncombe Gate, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 12:49PM