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HER Number:MDV20184
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down

Summary

One of a group of at least six barrows clustered together, part of a larger barrow cemetery on Broad Down. Visible as ploughed-down mound extending beneath hedgebank, no traces of surrounding ditch.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 169 945
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/90
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 12J

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.

Southern section of Bronze Age cemetery, extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill. Thirteen are more or less intact, others recently destroyed by deep cultivation. Ground previously cultivated in early 19th century.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 130 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Barrow no 49, on Broad Down. Low mound, scarcely visible except when field has been ploughed and harrowed. Accumulation of white flints.


Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 1-19 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

No longer visible. Other details: Map.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1980, SY19SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342869.

Barrow 'J'. Visited on 03/02/1982. A distinct rise in the hedge bank is accompanied (within the field on its south side) by a semi-circular mound measuring 14.0 metres along the hedge and 6.0 metres from it. At best 0.2 metres high, but quite possibly represents the remains of the barrow. Other details: Plan.


Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 34 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Other details: Barrow 21B.


Sainsbury, I. S., 1991, Barrows (Worksheet). SDV342870.

Visited in October 1991. Still about 14 metres along the hedge and 0.2 metres high. The road and hedgeline curve around here, suggesting they purposely avoided the barrow. No evidence of the barrow to the north of the hedge, under heavy scrub, although the ditch along side the hedge has cut through the base of the barrow.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 26 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Visited on 04/11/1992. Stable, under pasture.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow, Part of a Group in Seven Barrow Field on Broad Down, 144379 (Un-published). SDV342871.

Visited on 12/08/1997. Bowl barrow visible as ploughed-down mound extending beneath hedgebank to its north. Diameter 14.5 metres (of which about half lies in field and half in waste ground to north, the 2 halves separated by a hedge) with a height of about 0.2 metres where seen in the field. No reported traces of surrounding ditch. North of hedge it is not visible as a mound, although this is an area of waste ground where vegetation may obscure it.


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

One of a group of at least six barrows clustered together in Seven Barrow Field.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 286 (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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 130.
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. 26.
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. 1-19.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 34.
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.
SDV342869Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1980. SY19SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342870Worksheet: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1991. Barrows. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. A4 Stapled.
SDV342871Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Bowl Barrow, Part of a Group in Seven Barrow Field on Broad Down. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 144379.
SDV342874Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
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. 286.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV29546Related to: Possible Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10817Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV20185Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10832Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10830Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10834Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 1:05PM