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HER Number:MDV20258
Name:Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down

Summary

Possible site of completely excavated barrow, at south end of row of barrows near summit of Ball Hill. Can no longer be positively identified, as ground much disturbed by cattle.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 175 945
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/96
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 139 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

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

Ordnance Survey, 1982 - 1983, SY19SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342956.

A pit measuring about 8 metres from east to west, and 6 metres north to south. It is 0.3 metres deep with a flat bottom, possibly a completely excavated barrow, but there is no rim or adjacent upcast. Other details: Plan, site D.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 35 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Other details: Site 37c.

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.

Site visit on 04/11/1992. Not visible from footpath. Low mounds and pits in this area.

Exeter Archaeology, 2002, Ball Hill (Site Visit). SDV351833.

Site visit on 5th April 2002, to ploughed area on Ball Hill adjacent to barrows. No finds were recovered or features identified. None of the barrows appear to have been affected.

Manning, P. T., 2002, Barrows on Ball Hill (Correspondence). SDV342958.

A survey was undertaken by Exeter Archaeology after ploughing close to the barrow group in July 2002. This earthwork was described as a pit in 1982 but could not be positively identified. A shallow depression with possible spoil bank 9 metres across was identified further to the north. It is not known whether this represents this possible barrow or 10823 which lies to the north. The area was badly trampled by cattle.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 19 and 24, Part 1; 140, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 375 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

SMR record possible site of barrow. Described in 1982 as a flat-bottomed pit 8 metres by 6 metres by 0.3 metre deep, possibly representing a completely excavated barrow. During field visit no pit could be located at given grid reference. At grid reference SY1754694573 is a shallow depression circa 9 metres overall diameter. Bank of possible spoil on south side 1.5 metres wide, 0.25 metres high. Slight banks on east and west sides. Ground much disturbed by cattle.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 375 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 375 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 352 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 19 and 24, Part 1; 140, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 375.
SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 139.
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. 18.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 35.
SDV342956Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1982 - 1983. SY19SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342958Correspondence: Manning, P. T.. 2002. Barrows on Ball Hill. Letter and Map. A4 Stapled.
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. 352.
SDV351833Site Visit: Exeter Archaeology. 2002. Ball Hill. Digital.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 375.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 375.

Associated Monuments

MDV20257Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV20259Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10823Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 27 2020 1:49PM