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HER Number:MDV20185
Name:Round Barrow on Broad Down

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:SY 170 944
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/91
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241J
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 12C

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 a Bronze Age cemetery extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill, all are round barrows without visible ditches. Thirteen more or less intact, others recently destroyed by deep cultivation.


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


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

Other details: Map.


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

Visited on 19/11/1975. Spread, rather oval and amorphous barrow, approximately 24 metres by 28 metres and 0.4 metres high. Spread by ploughing. Other details: Barrow C.


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

Other details: Barrow no 22.


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

Field monument warden visit on 06/03/1986.


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

When visited by Fox in 1948 it was 10.6 metres in diameter, 0.6 metres high. Now only just discernible as an oval rise, best seen from south. Approximately 10 metres in diameter north-south and spread slightly more transversely. Maximum height 0.3 metres.


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, in pasture field.


Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Bowl Barrow, Part of a Group in Seven Barrow Field on Broad Down, 144381 (Un-published). SDV342885.

Visited on 12/08/1997. Bowl barrow visible as a ploughed-down mound. Diameter circa15 metres, height circa 0.2 metres. No traces of surrounding ditch.


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, in a field known as Seven Barrow Field, clustered together in no obvious formation. Part of a larger barrow cemetery on Broad Down, in which some of the barrows are arranged in linear formation, some are clustered in groups or pairs and others are relatively isolated. The height of the barrow mounds in Seven Barrow Field varies between 0.2 and 1.7 metres which represents the highest survival in the cemetery as a whole. The diameter of their mounds varies between 14 and 34 metres. At least one of the group has evidence for a surrounding quarry ditch which is visible as a slight depression around the mound.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 364 (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.
SDV342874Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV342885Un-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. 144381.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
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. 364.

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)
MDV10832Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20184Related 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 29 2014 11:16AM