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HER Number:MDV10834
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway

Summary

One of a group of at least six barrows, in a field known as Seven Barrow Field. Part of a larger barrow cemetery on Broad Down.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 170 944
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144378
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/43
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241J
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE12D

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.

Southern section of a Bronze Age cemetery, all are round barrows without visible ditches. Thirteen more or less intact, others recently destroyed by deep cultivation.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1848-1894, Diaries (Un-published). SDV339321.

Other details: Diary entry for 25/03/1871.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 131 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Barrow on broad down. Towards the northern verge of the three cornered field. Barrow was trenched in 1868, but nothing found. Other details: Barrow 52.


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

Mound ploughed down. Diameter 70 feet, height 2 feet 6 inches. Other details: No.35.


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

Visited on 14th March 1957. Barrow D no longer exists, the area having been ploughed down and being under crops.
Visited on 19th November 1975. A spread, rather oval and amorphous barrow circa 24.0 metres diameter north-west to south-east and 28.0 metres north-east to south-west, height 0.4 metres. Other details: Plan, site D.


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.

Visited on 19th July 1971. Under grass. Diameter 21.5 metres and height 0.6 metres. Other details: Barrow 23.


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

Diameter circa13 metres, slight east-west elongation owing to ploughing, height 0.5 metres maximum.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 25 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Visited on 4th November 1992. Stable, under pasture.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow, Part of a Group in Seven Barrow Field on Broad Down, 144378 (Un-published). SDV342871.

Although visible as a mound it is ploughed down and is far lower than the nearby barrows. It is 21.5 metres in diameter with a height of about 0.5 metres and no traces of a 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, in a field known as Seven Barrow Field, clustered together in no obvious formation. Part of a larger barrow cemetery on Broad Down, in which some of the barrows are arranged in linear formation, some are clustered in groups or pairs and others are relatively isolated. The height of the barrow mounds in Seven Barrow Field varies between 0.2 and 1.7 metres which represents the highest survival in the cemetery as a whole. The diameter of their mounds varies between 14 and 34 metres. At least one of the group has evidence for a surrounding quarry ditch which is visible as a slight depression around the mound.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 498 (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. 131.
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. 25.
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. 34.
SDV339321Un-published: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1848-1894. Diaries. Devon Record Office Collection. Manuscript.
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.
SDV342871Un-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. 144378.
SDV342874Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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.
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. 498.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Related to: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Related to: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV29546Related to: Possible Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10817Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV20184Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20185Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10832Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10830Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2014 12:49PM