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HER Number:MDV10835
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway

Summary

Barrow on west side of Seaton to Honiton road, one of a pair at the southern end of the Broad Down barrow cemetery. Ploughed down and spread.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 170 937
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144383
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/44
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241K
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE6

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 on Broad Down, one of two large mounds. Scarred and flattened but not destroyed.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 139-40 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Large and conspicuous mound nearly in the middle of the Down, marked on Ordnance Survey map. Disturbed on top, but no real examination has been made of it. Slingstones and a scraper have been turned up on the surface. Also dull green cathedral glass, probably refuse from cottage window. Diameter 36.60 metres, height 0.61 metres. Other details: Barrow 71.


Worth, R. H., 1899, 18th Report of the Barrow Committee, 95 (Article in Serial). SDV339157.


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

Ploughed down 1949. Clay and turf mounds excavated by Worth. Other details: Barrow 53.


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.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982 - 1983, SY19SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342918.

Visited in September 1957. Approximately 1 metre in height, 30 metres diameter.
Site visit 16th November 1975. The barrow, spread by ploughing, is up to 46.0 metres in diameter and 1.0 metres high.
Site visit 16th February 1982. Both barrows are in arable but have not been ploughed. Probably originally of low profile. Barrow A. Other details: Plan.


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

Visited 07th July 1972. North side arable, south side grass, divided by hedge. Ditch indicated by rushes. Probably not a bell-barrow. Diameter 39 metres, height 0.6 metres. Other details: Barrow 43.


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.


Pearce, N., 1991, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV342942.

Large barrow on west side of road, just inside Farway parish. Crossed by fence, very much flattened by ploughing. Grass covered. Rough on north side of fence, which crosses the middle, and very smooth on south side. Diameter circa 40 metres.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow on Broad Down 40 Metres West of the B3174, 144383 (Un-published). SDV342974.

Visited on 08/07/1997. Barrow in a field just to the west of the Seaton Road. It appears to have been ploughed down and spread which has increased its diameter, which in 1997 appeared to be about 40 metres.


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


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 372 (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. 139-40.
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. 35.
SDV339157Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1899. 18th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 31. Digital. 95.
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.
SDV342918Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982 - 1983. SY19SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342942Worksheet: Pearce, N.. 1991. Barrow. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV342974Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Bowl Barrow on Broad Down 40 Metres West of the B3174. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144383.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67729 ]
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. 372.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10837Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2014 11:34AM