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HER Number:MDV10848
Name:Bowl Barrow North-West of Roncombe Gate, Farway

Summary

One of two bowl barrows on the parish boundary to the south-west of the B3174, forming part of a dispersed barrow group on Farway Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 163 949
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/50
  • Old SAM County Ref: 129M
  • Old SAM Ref: 24958
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 129 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Visited during 1875. Other details: Barrow 45.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Map object based on this Source.


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

Visited during 1948. A mound of dark soil. Diameter 40 feet, height 3 feet 6 inches. Other details: Barrow 31.


Ministry of Works, 1951, Farway Group of Barrows on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV343238.

Round barrow, part of the central section of a Bronze Age cemetery on Farway Hill. Small and low, diameter 40 feet, height 3 feet.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1980, SY19SE26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344810.

Site visit 17th November 1975. Barrow "B". A bowl barrow up to 15.6 metres diameter and 1.0 metre high.
Site visit 3rd February 1982. As described above. Bracken covered within scrub woodland. Other details: Plan, site B.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, 1979, List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the County of Devon, 80 (Report - non-specific). SDV344779.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 33 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Site visit 7th July 1972. Touches Sidmouth boundary. Under dense bracken. Diameter 13 metres and height 1 metre. Other details: Barrow 20.


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

Siste visit 2nd 1992. Stable under bracken, but under threat from encroaching woodland.


Gibbons, P., 1993, Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill, MPP/AI 134678 (Un-published). SDV344809.

Site visit 4th November 1993. One of two barrows aligned roughly east-west and situated on the crest of a ridge. A bowl barrow 15 metres in diameter and 1 metre high, with an even rounded profile. No evidence of a ditch. The distance between this barrow and the adjacent barrow is 3.5 metres.


Department of National Heritage, 1995, Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV344813.

The Farway Hill barrows are situated in south-east Devon on the high ground of an extensive Greensand plateau in an area some 8 kilometres south of Honiton where it forms the watershed of the River Sid. These funerary monuments are grouped around Farway Castle, a substantial circular earthwork enclosure which is believed to be contemporary. The monument includes two barrows aligned roughly east/west and situated on the crest of a ridge. The one to the east is a bowl barrow 15 metres in diameter and 1 metre in height, with an even rounded profile. There is no evidence of a ditch. This barrow survives in good condition and forms an integral part of the
wider group.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 282 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 88 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.


English Heritage, 2010, Management Agreement in Respect of Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-West of the B3174 (Correspondence). SDV345678.

Agreement between English Heritage and the Occupier regarding the management of the site by the Occupier for a period of three years. See agreement schedule for details.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 129.
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.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 33.
SDV343238Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1951. Farway Group of Barrows on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 88.
SDV344779Report - non-specific: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. 1979. List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the County of Devon. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Publication. 5. A4 Spiral Bound. 80.
SDV344809Un-published: Gibbons, P.. 1993. Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. MPP/AI 134678.
SDV344810Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1980. SY19SE26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344813Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-west of the B3174, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV345678Correspondence: English Heritage. 2010. Management Agreement in Respect of Two Bowl Barrows on the Parish Boundary to the South-West of the B3174. English Heritage Management Agreement. 24958. Digital.
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. 282.

Associated Monuments

MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10802Related to: Bowl Barrow North-West of Roncombe Gate, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 12:50PM