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HER Number:MDV10817
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway

Summary

One of a group of at least six barrows clustered together in Seven Barrow Field. Visible as ploughed down mound, no traces of surrounding ditch.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 169 944
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144380
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/28
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 12H

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.

The southern section of a Bronze Age cemetery, extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill. All are round barrows without visible ditches. Thirteen more or less intact, others recently destroyed by deep cultivation. Ground previously cultivated in early 19th century.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 130 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

One of seven mounds in a three-cornered field. Plough has almost obliterated the four western mounds. A low mound, scarcely visible except when the field has been ploughed and harrowed. An accumulation of white flints on the site. Other details: Barrow 48.


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

No longer visible. Not numbered.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1980, SY19SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342869.

Site visit 19th November 1975. Stony mound, probably a barrow, 14.2 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. Other details: Plan.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 34 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Visited on 7th July 1972. Grass. Diameter 11 metres and height 0.15 metres. Other details: Barrow 21a.


Sainsbury, I. S., 1991, Barrows (Worksheet). SDV342870.

Now only just visible as an oval rise, circa 10.5 metres east-west by 9 metres north-south and 0.4 metres maximum height.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 24 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Visited on 4th November 1992. Stable, under pasture, looks fairly circular. Definitely visible as a large swelling.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow, Part of a Group in Seven Barrow Field on Broad Down, 144380 (Un-published). SDV342888.

Visited on 12th August 1997. Bowl barrow visible as a ploughed-down mound. Diameter 14 metres, height 0.2 metres. No traces of surrounding ditch.


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

One of a group of at least six barrows clustered together in Seven Barrow Field.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 286 (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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 130.
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. 24.
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.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 34.
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.
SDV342869Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1980. SY19SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342870Worksheet: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1991. Barrows. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. A4 Stapled.
SDV342874Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342888Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Bowl Barrow, Part of a Group in Seven Barrow Field on Broad Down. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144380.
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. 286.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV29546Related to: Possible Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10832Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20184Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20185Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10830Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10834Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 1:03PM