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HER Number:MDV10837
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway

Summary

Barrow on east side of Seaton to Honiton road, on boundary between Farway and Southleigh. One of a pair at the southern end of the Broad Down barrow cemetery.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 171 936
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
Civil ParishSouthleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTHLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144384
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/45
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241L
  • 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.

One of two large mounds, scarred and flattened but not destroyed . Diameter 20 feet, height 2 feet. In southern section of Bronze Age cemetery which extends to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill. Ground previously cultivated in early 19th century.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Barrow on the east of the road. Slightly dished on the crown, or may have been surrounded by a breastwork at the top of the slope. May be speculum or advanced post in connection with Farway Castle rather than a burial mound. Unopened. Other details: Barrow 72.


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

Trenched by Worth. No finds except a bronze and iron concretion in the fill.


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

Ploughed down. Other details: Barrow 54.


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 high, 30 metres in diameter.
Site visit 16th February 1982. Barrow B. Diameter 40 metres, height 1.0 metres. Probably has never been ploughed, originally being of low profile. Other details: Plan.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 35-6 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Visited 7th July 1972. In pasture. Touches Southleigh boundary. Other details: Barrow 44.


Pearce, S. M., 1983, The Bronze Age Metalwork of South Western Britain, 442 (Monograph). SDV341822.

Bronze hollow conical object, much corroded and covered with iron concretions, found during filling in. Length 76 millimetres, width 31 millimetres. Excavated from barrow 53 or 54.


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.

Visited during 1991. Barrow on east side of Seaton to Honiton road. Crossed by boundary fence, mostly in Farway parish. Diameter circa 40 metres, height circa 0.8 metres. Ditch circa 3 metres wide on north side, masked in places by rushes. Rough grass and heather on Farway (north) side, pasture on Southleigh (south) side. Flint blade found in rabbit scratchings on top of barrow. Tithe map field name - Plain Thorn Hill.


Simpson, S. K. + Westcott, K. A., 1993, A Fieldwalking Exercise on Broad Down, Farway, 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV342943.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 25-6 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Condition on 4th November 1992 stable. Skirt of barrow south of boundary (out of area) has been ploughed. North part of barrow is in unimproved heathland. Some disturbance visible on top of the mound, possibly rabbit burrowing. Depression approximately 4 metres by 2 metres immediately north of mound suggests disturbance.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow on Broad Down 15 Metres East of the B3174, 144384 (Un-published). SDV342973.

Visited on 8th July 1997. This barrow stands in a field just to the east of the Seaton Road on the border between Farway and Southleigh with the southern part of the mound just touching the Southleigh border (the field boundary does not follow the border). It was estimated in 1997 to be about 30 metres in diameter and about 1 metre in height although the northern part of the barrow was obscured by gorse. The depression immediately to the north of the mound reported by Simpson and Noble was not visible in the overgrown conditions.


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, 499 (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. 140.
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. 25-6.
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. 35-6.
SDV339157Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1899. 18th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 31. Digital. 95.
SDV341822Monograph: Pearce, S. M.. 1983. The Bronze Age Metalwork of South Western Britain. British Archaeological Reports. 120. Photocopy. 442.
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.
SDV342943Report - non-specific: Simpson, S. K. + Westcott, K. A.. 1993. A Fieldwalking Exercise on Broad Down, Farway. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.76. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV342973Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Bowl Barrow on Broad Down 15 Metres East of the B3174. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144384.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67747 ]
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. 499.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10807Related to: Barrow on Broad Down, Southleigh (Monument)
MDV10835Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2014 12:50PM