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HER Number:MDV10963
Name:Bowl Barrow, Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill

Summary

One of two bowl barrows, 220 metres east-south-east of Putts Corner, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Gittisham Hill. Excavated in 1867, but nothing found.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 148 961
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/23
  • Old SAM County Ref: 128
  • Old SAM Ref: 27406

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Barrow No 23. Disturbed by Kirwan in about 1867, but nothing found.


Fox, A., 1948-1952, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 17 (Article in Serial). SDV123888.

A flat topped mound south of the road, formerly planted with trees. Barrow No 12.


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

Site visit 3rd November 1975. Barrow A. A grass covered bowl barrow, 22 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high without a ditch. A modern field boundary has damaged its north edge.
Site visit 28th January 1982. As above.


Griffith, F. M., 1980, Barrow, 459/3 (Ground Photograph). SDV123897.


Griffith, F. M., 1980, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV123890.

Condition stable. Some scrub cover. The northern edge of the barrow has been disturbed some time in the past by the road, and the line of the fence visibly rides up over the northern edge of the barrow.


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, 41 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Grass. Diameter 23 metres, height 1.3 metres.


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

Site visit on 6th March 1986.


English Heritage, 1996, Two bowl barrows, 220m ESE of Putts Corner, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Schedule Document). SDV123277.

The Gittisham Hill barrow cemetery 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. The monument includes two bowl barrows and the archaeologically sensitive area of ground between them situated on the crest of Gittisham Hill. The B3174 runs between the barrows at which point the alignment of the road alters slightly. The southernmost barrow is of evenly rounded profile, 22 metres in diameter and circa 1.2 metres high, and is composed of a peaty soil containing flinty stones up to 20 centimetres in size. The barrow does not appear to have been surrounded by a ditch. A field bank lies across the northern edge of the mound. Beyond this, construction of the road has removed part of the barrow mound 4 metres wide radially. Antiquarian excavation in 1867 recovered no finds from the mound and no record was made of its internal structure. The area of ground between the two barrows is archaeologically sensitive in that it will contain burials, evidence of related activity, or archaeological evidence for the chronological relationship between them. Excluded from the monument are the made up surfaces of the road and lay-by and all fence posts, but the ground beneath them is included.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 135, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 382 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Round barrow lies 240 metres east of Putts Corner, to south of main road. 22 metres diameter by 1.2 metres high with no apparent ditch. Construction of road has removed part of the mound. Barrow forms SAM 27406 together with barrow to north of the road (see site 289). The barrow lies to the south of the road which forms the southern boundary of the survey area.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 382 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 382 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2484 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Mound 22 metres diameter by 1.2 metres high Scheduled Monument.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Barrow shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 135, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 382.
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.
SDV123277Schedule Document: English Heritage. 1996. Two bowl barrows, 220m ESE of Putts Corner, forming part of a round barrow cemetery on Gittisham Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV123888Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1948-1952. The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 4. Unknown. 17.
SDV123889Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975. SY19NW22. SY19NW. Card Index.
SDV123890Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1980.
SDV123897Ground Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1980. Barrow. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. 459/3.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 41.
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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #69099 ]
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. 2484.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 382.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 382.

Associated Monuments

MDV10937Related to: Bowl Barrow, Part of a Round Barrow Cemetery on Gittisham Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2016 12:21PM