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HER Number:MDV20259
Name:Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down

Summary

Flat topped barrow with trace of ditch near the summit of Ball Hill, one of a row of four at the northern end of Broad Down barrow cemetery.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 175 946
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/97
  • Old SAM County Ref: 241A
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 3

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.

One of two small mounds near summit of Ball Hill, Broad Down. Not on Ordnance Survey map. Part of southern section of Bronze Age cemetery extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill.

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.

Site visit on 02/02/1982. Grass covered, flattish, circular barrow of peaty earth and flint, with no ditch. No evidence of excavation other than a half metre square removal of turf near the centre. Diameter 8.5 metres, height 0.3 metres. Other details: Plan, site A.

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

Other details: Site 37.

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

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 in heathland.

Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Two Bowl Barrows on Ball Hill, Broad Down (Un-published). SDV342960.

The northern of two bowl barrows which lie adjacent to each other near the summit of Ball Hill, at the northern end of the Broad Down round barrow cemetery. Flat topped, 0.7 metres high with a diameter of 7.4 metres. Only the faint traces of a ditch on the north side of the the barrow were visible at the time of visit, other ditch traces may have been hidden by undergrowth. Exposure of the west side of the mound, presumably by rabbits, has revealed poor quality flint nodules in the barrow matrix.

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

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 by Exeter Archaeology was undertaken after ploughing close to the barrow group in July 2002. This barrow survives, circa 7.5 metres in diam and 0.5-0.6 metres high, although area trampled by cattle.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 138, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 364 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Flat topped barrow with faint trace of ditch, on hilltop under rough grass. Mound 7.5 metres in diameter, 0.5-0.6 metres high.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 364 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 364 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 349 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow 7.5 metres diameter by 0.5 metre – 0.6 metres high. Scheduled Monument.

English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 96 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Barrow shown.

English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 87 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 138, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 364.
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.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82726 ]
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.
SDV342874Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
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.
SDV342960Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Two Bowl Barrows on Ball Hill, Broad Down. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital.
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. Site No. 349.
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. 364.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 364.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV20257Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10823Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20258Related to: Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 27 2020 1:46PM