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HER Number:MDV10814
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway

Summary

Southern barrow of three ploughed down in World War II, at south end of linear group of seven in Broad Down cemetery. Northern half still visible, southern side destroyed by road and ditch.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 174 943
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144373
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/25
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 2

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.

One of four southern members of a row of seven, destroyed by deep cultivation. Part of the southern section of a Bronze Age cemetery extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill. Other details: Map, site 'q'.


Kirwan, R., 1871, The Prehistoric Archaeology of East Devon, 297, 300-3 (Article in Serial). SDV135842.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 136 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Across the road over the open moor, and the second of seven from the south. Not been opened. Other details: Barrow 59.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 18-19 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

Other details: Barrow 49.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982 - 1997, SY19SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342963.

Site visit 14th March 1957. Barrow now destroyed. Site only identifiable by slight rise and scatter of stones.
Site visit on 3rd February 1982. Much spread barrow, of which only the northern half is traceable by the roadside fence, which has a distinct rise. The maximum east to west diameter is 14 metres; the half (in the field) extends 6 metres north to south; maximum height 0.2 metres. Other details: Plan, site F.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 35 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Site visit 17th July 1972. On arable land, encroached on by road to south. Diameter 18 metres, height 0.15 metres. Other details: Barrow 34.


Pearce, N., 1991, Tumulus (Worksheet). SDV342970.

Still visible, particularly by rise of road fence.


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.

Condition on 4th November 1992, stable under pasture; probably more than half under road to south.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow, Part of a Linear Group on Broad Down, 144373 (Un-published). SDV342964.

The southernmost of three barrow mounds ploughed very low, to bring the former heathland into production during World War II, within the linear group of seven on Broad Down. Three much more visible barrow mounds in the linear group which have largely escaped ploughing lie to the north whilst one further, now virtually invisible barrow, lies to the south. This barrow has been ploughed down the lowest, being only 0.15 metres in height and about 12.5 metres in diameter. It has no record of excavation and may have been partially destroyed by the road and ditch to the south.


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

One of a group of seven bowl barrows in linear formation aligned north-south over a distance of 220 metres with no more than 35 metres between any two of the mounds. All of these barrows, with the exception of the southernmost, lie north of the east-west road which bisects Broad Down. The three northernmost barrows of the linear group all have visibly defined mounds and have not suffered from the same degree of ploughing as others in the group, although one of them has a deep unfilled antiquarian excavation trench running across it. The remainder have been reduced in height whilst the rim of the southernmost barrow is barely visible at ground level. The height of the mounds within the linear group varies between 0.15 metres and 1.5 metres and their diameter varies between 12.5 metres and 27 metres; at least one of the group was found to have had a surrounding quarry ditch and was reported in excavation as having an overall diameter of 36 metres.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 497 (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. 136.
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. 18-19.
SDV135842Article in Serial: Kirwan, R.. 1871. The Prehistoric Archaeology of East Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 4. Unknown. 297, 300-3.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 35.
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.
SDV342963Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982 - 1997. SY19SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342964Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Bowl Barrow, Part of a Linear Group on Broad Down. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144373.
SDV342970Worksheet: Pearce, N.. 1991. Tumulus. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67526 ]
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
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. 497.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10815Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10820Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10825Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10826Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10827Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10812Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2014 12:48PM