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HER Number:MDV10807
Name:Barrow on Broad Down, Southleigh

Summary

Bowl barrow on Broad Down, just about visible as a slight rise in a field 40 metres north of the lane to Higher Wiscombe. One of a group of three investigated by Worth at the end of the 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 174 935
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouthleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTHLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric round barrow on Broad Down

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144385
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/20
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ministry of Public Building and Works, Southleigh and Fairway Group of Barrows on Broad Down (Schedule Document). SDV342868.

Small cairn by side of bridleroad. In southern section of Bronze Age cemetery, extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Visited circa 1875. Visible as stone patches but levelled.


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

One of three barrows marked as 'Tumuli' on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Worth, R. H., 1899, 18th Report of the Barrow Committee, 95 (Article in Serial). SDV339157.

Three barrows excavated and one partially opened. Barrow 1: cairn of stones which had been collected from the ground around. Quantity of charcoal found near centre; no trace of bone, metal, pottery or flints. Other details: Plate 1.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 19 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

Small cairn ploughed flat. Diameter 25 feet, height 2 feet. Other details: Barrow 55.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982 - 1998, SY19SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342947.

Site visit on 17th November 1975. Cairn 'A'. Turf covered, 10.0 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high.
Site visit on 16th February 1982. No change except that 'A' is currently ploughed. It seems likely that the scheduling applies to 'A' rather than 'B'. Other details: Plan.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 43 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.


Robinson, R., 1986, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1986 (Un-published). SDV345664.

Site visit by Department of Environment Field Monument Warden on 6th March 1986.


Pearce, N., 1991, Tumuli (Worksheet). SDV342946.

Not visible in 1991. Some confusion between this site and 10839. Tithe map field name - Betty's Hill.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow on Broad Down 40 Metres North of the Lane to Higher Wiscombe, 144385 (Un-published). SDV342975.

Site visit 8th July 1997. Bowl barrow on Broad Down 40 metres north of the lane to Higher Wiscombe. This barrow is just about visible as a slight rise in a field just to the north of the lane to Higher Wiscombe in Southleigh. It is about 14 metres in diameter and 0.06 metres in height. It was investigated by Worth at the end of the 19th century who reported a central area of charcoal. The barrow has been subject to a previous scheduling as DV 241m but there has been confusion in the past as to which HER number this scheduling relates to. The correct HER number is SY19SE/20.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down (Schedule Document). SDV342874.

[Part of] round barrow cemetery on Broad Down. [Note that this barrow is not actually shown as part of the scheduled area on the map].


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 371 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 96 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


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


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. 140.
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. 19.
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. 43.
SDV339157Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1899. 18th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 31. Digital. 95.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 96.
SDV342868Schedule Document: Ministry of Public Building and Works. Southleigh and Fairway Group of Barrows on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV342874Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342946Worksheet: Pearce, N.. 1991. Tumuli. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV342947Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982 - 1998. SY19SE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342975Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Bowl Barrow on Broad Down 40 Metres North of the Lane to Higher Wiscombe. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144385.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67460 ]
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
SDV345664Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1986. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1986. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
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. 371.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10839Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10837Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10819Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Southleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2014 11:32AM