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HER Number:MDV10936
Name:Bowl Barrow, Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill

Summary

Small Bronze Age bowl barrow, in a enclosure 180 metres east of Putts Corner, part of a round barrow cemetery on Gittisham Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 147 962
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
Civil ParishHoniton
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGITTISHAM
Ecclesiastical ParishHONITON
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 131B
  • Old SAM Ref: 27407

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 06/09/1991, DAP/UR, 1-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV336581.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 126 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

No 26. Still intact.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 17 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

No 9. Flat topped mound of dark soil.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975, SY19NW22 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV123889.

Site visit on 3rd November 1975. Barrow D. A bracken covered bowl barrow 11 metres diameter, 1 metre high, without a ditch.
Site visit on 28th January 1982. As above.

(Lady Fox 's map marks this barrow (No 9) in same place as Hutchinson's No 26 although she equates it with his No 30 - SY19 NE 28a)


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV345608.

Site visit on 28th April 1982.


Griffith, F. M., 1983, DAP/D, 7a, 8a (Aerial Photograph). SDV120081.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 36 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

No 8. Heath.


Robinson, R., 1986, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1986 (Un-published). SDV345664.

Site visit on 6th March 1986


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 16 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Stable in heathland.


English Heritage, 1996, An enclosure and two bowl barrows 180m east of Putts Corner, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Schedule Document). SDV123163.

The monument is situated in south-east Devon, 8 kilometres south of Honiton, on the high ground of an extensive Greensand plateau where it forms the watershed of the south-flowing River Sid. It includes an enclosure, two bowl barrows forming part of the Gittisham Hill round barrow cemetery, and the archaeologically sensitive area of ground between them. It is situated within an area of heathland on level ground on Gittisham Hill. A small bowl barrow consisting of a mound of evenly rounded profile, 11 metres in diameter and circa 1 metre in height, lies in the south-south-west of the interior of the enclosure. There is no evidence that it was surrounded by a ditch. The south-west edge of the mound lies on the alignment of the inner bank of the enclosure.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 292 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 292 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 18, Part 1; 125, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 292 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Bowl barrow, located on plateau, 11.5 metres diameter by 0.75 metres high with a gently sloping profile. No ditch was discernable. Feature covered in grasses. The south-west edge of the barrow lies on the alignment of a Bronze Age enclosure (site 291)(see MDV15899). The barrow, enclosure and another barrow (295) form SAM 27407.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2488. (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow.
Mound 11 metres diameter by 1 metre high.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 91 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Generally unsatisfactorywith major localised problems. Declining. Principal vulnerability plant growth.


Riley, H., 2013, Metric Survey of a Possible Neolithic Enclosure on Gittisham Hill, Devon, 2, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352082.

The round barrows on and east of the Gittisham Hill enclosure were mapped by the Ordnance Survey in 1806. Hutchinson located the barrow which overlies the enclosure.

A small round barrow lies in the south-western part of the enclosure; it is a flat topped, circular mound, 12m in diameter and 0.5m high. The top of the mound has been disturbed by animal burrows. The barrow clearly overlies the inner bank of the enclosure.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Barrow shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 18, Part 1; 125, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 292.
SDV120081Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1983. DAP/D. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7a, 8a.
SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 126.
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. 16.
SDV123163Schedule Document: English Heritage. 1996. An enclosure and two bowl barrows 180m east of Putts Corner, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Gittisham Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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. 17.
SDV123889Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975. SY19NW22. SY19NW. Card Index.
SDV336581Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 06/09/1991. DAP/UR. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1-4.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 36.
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. Site No. 2488..
SDV352082Report - Survey: Riley, H.. 2013. Metric Survey of a Possible Neolithic Enclosure on Gittisham Hill, Devon. In the Footsteps of Peter Orlando Hutchinson Project. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2, 4.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 91.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 292.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 292.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #68710 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV72176Related to: Bank Northeast of Putts Corner (Monument)
MDV10691Related to: Bowl Barrow 500m west-north-west of Ring-in-the-Mire, Forming Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill, Gittisham (Monument)
MDV10935Related to: Bowl Barrow, Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Monument)
MDV10937Related to: Bowl Barrow, Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Monument)
MDV15899Related to: Enclosure east of Putts Corner, Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4769 - Reassessment of the Farway Barrow Cemetery
  • EDV6229 - Survey of a Possible Neolithic Enclosure on Gittisham Hill

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2016 9:54AM