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HER Number:MDV20260
Name:Round Barrow on Ball Hill, Broad Down

Summary

Round barrow near summit of Ball Hill, at northern end of Broad Down barrow cemetery. Flat uneven top, no ditch.

Location

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

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric round barrow on Ball Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/98
  • 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.


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

Site visit on 02/02/1982. A grass covered circular peat and flint mound, 7.5 metres in diameter, 0.3 metres high. No ditch. Similar to Barrow 'A'. Apparently unexcavated. Other details: Plan, site E.


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

Other details: Barrow 36.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 138 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

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


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

Ploughing undertaken in July 2002 close to the barrow groups was surveyed by Exeter Archaeology. This barrow survives, circa 7.5 metres in diameter, circa 0.3 metres high, although area trampled by cattle.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 138, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 363 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

SMR describe grass covered circular peat and flint mound, no ditch, 7.5 metres diameter, by 0.3 metre high. During field survey mound located slightly to north of grid reference given. However, descriptions match and is assumed to be same feature. Mound located at grid reference SY 17558 94665, some 6 metres to south of current trackway. Mound circa 7.5 metres diameter by 0.3 metre high with flattish uneven top. No ditch identified.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 363 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 363 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 348 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Barrow circa 7.5 metres diameter, by 0.3 metre high.


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

Barrow shown.

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. 363.
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. 138.
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: #82727 ]
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. 348.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 363.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 363.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2016 3:14PM