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HER Number:MDV10821
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway

Summary

One of a pair of round barrows on waste ground to the east of Roncombe Gate, part of the Broad Down round barrow cemetery.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 171 944
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144375
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/33
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241G
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 12G

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.

Round barrow north of Southleigh Road, in southern section of Bronze Age cemetery extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill. Ground previously cultivated in early 19th century. Other details: Barrow g.


Kirwan, R., 1868, Memoir of the Examination of Three Barrows at Broad Down, Farway, near Honiton, 634 (Article in Serial). SDV123831.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 134 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

A small mound of earth and stones, the southern half of which was dug into by Kirwan, and after finding burnt bones and ashes, abandoned. Other details: Barrow 56.


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

Dug into and shapeless. Diameter 35 feet, height 3 feet 6 inches. Other details: Barrow 39.


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

Visited on14th March 1957. Tumulus located and surveyed. 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 7th July 1982.


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

Other details: Barrow 27.


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.


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

Heavily obscured by trees, scrub and furze, it appears as a rather amorphous mound about 13 metres north-south by 11 metres east-west and is about 0.5 metres high.


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 4th November 1992. Probably stable though neglected. On an unenclosed area of land adjacent to the roadside, used as a general dumping area for hardcore, concrete, tarmac and subsoil, and for storing silage bales. Generally overgrown by gorse, brambles and trees.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Two Bowl Barrows on Broad Down 325 Metres South-east of Roncombe Gate, 144375 (Un-published). SDV342972.

Visited on 08/07/1997. One of two bowl barrows which lie close to one another on waste ground to the east of Roncombe Gate on the north-west side of the Broad Down round barrow cemetery. The easternmost barrow was impossible to measure due to undergrowth and accumulated rubbish.


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

Other details: Map.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 367 (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. 134.
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. 18.
SDV123831Article in Serial: Kirwan, R.. 1868. Memoir of the Examination of Three Barrows at Broad Down, Farway, near Honiton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 2. Unknown. 634.
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.
SDV342972Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Two Bowl Barrows on Broad Down 325 Metres South-east of Roncombe Gate. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144375.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67590 ]
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
SDV345608Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
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. 367.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10829Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2014 11:19AM