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HER Number:MDV10823
Name:Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down

Summary

Possible site of barrow adjacent to south side of large barrow near summit of Ball Hill. Not positively identified in 2002, possibly spoil heap associated with excavation of barrow to south.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 175 945
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/35
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 139 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.


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

One of a group of four small round barrows on Ball Hill. Other details: Barrow 42.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342809.

Field monument warden visit on 07/07/1982.


Ordnance Survey, 1982 - 1983, SY19SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342956.

Site visit on 02/02/1982. Abutting, and almost spilling into the ditch of 'B' is a flattish flint and earth mound, 9 metres from east to west, and 7 metres from north to south. The maximum height is 0.5 metres. A little grass covering, but burrowed by rabbits, suggesting that it is not fully compacted and could be a spoil heap. Doubtful barrow. Other details: Plan, site C.


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

Shown on Ordnance Survey 25 inch map of 1957 as an elongated mound, possibly only a spoil heap. Other details: 37b.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 139 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Site visit on 04/11/1992. Not visible from public footpath.


Manning, P. T., 2002, Barrows on Ball Hill (Correspondence). SDV342958.

A survey was undertaken by Exeter Archaeology after ploughing close to the barrow group in July 2002. No mound was identified at this location, although a shallow depression circa 9 metres across, with possible spoil banks, was identified at SY17549457. It is not known if this represents this possible barrow, the site of 20258, or neither. The ground in this area is much disturbed by cattle.


Vulliamy, C., 2002, Damage Report (Report - non-specific). SDV342957.

In January 2002 the adjacent barrow was damaged by ploughing within the area of the filled ditch and between the two barrows. The circle ploughed around the central barrow was rolled flat before more internal damage was caused.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 139 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Mound not located during field survey. The only feature visible in area is shallow sub-square depression with irregular base. Overall diameter circa 9 metres.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 19 and 24, Part 1; 139, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 369 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

SMR describes flint and earth mound 9 metres east/west by 7 metres north/south by maximum 0.5 metre high (1982). Mound not located during field survey. The only feature visible in area (at grid reference SY 17546 94573) is shallow sub-square depression with irregular base. Overall diameter circa 9 metres. It is not certain if this feature is related to site 375.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 369 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 369 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 351 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

SMR record barrow 9 metres by 7 metres by 0.5 metre high (1982). Mound not located on ground in 2002. Shallow depression circa 9 metres diameter at grid reference SY 1754 9457. Uncertain if related to barrow site. Scheduled Monument.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 139.
SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 139.
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. 139.
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.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 35.
SDV342809Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV342956Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1982 - 1983. SY19SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342957Report - non-specific: Vulliamy, C.. 2002. Damage Report. English Heritage Report. A4 Stapled.
SDV342958Correspondence: Manning, P. T.. 2002. Barrows on Ball Hill. Letter and Map. A4 Stapled.
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. Site No. 351.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 369.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 369.

Associated Monuments

MDV20257Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV20258Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20259Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10826Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10829Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2016 11:04AM