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HER Number:MDV29083
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Halwell and Moreleigh


Barrow in bickleigh brake. One of a group of 4 of which 3 are scheduled. Barrow 'a' in os and am descriptions.


Grid Reference:SX 783 535
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 7A
  • Old SAM Ref: 33747

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10257.

The 4 barrows at bickleigh brake were surveyed by eh at 1:1000 in december 2001. The most northerly barrow a is described as a poorly defined + disturbed ovoid mound up to 22m across, 0.2m high, which has been almost destroyed by ploughing + desultory digging. The os plan of 1888 showed a slight horseshoe-shaped bank with a buried os triangulation block on its n side. Visible as a soilmark on 1995 aps (fletcher).

Jury, R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143868.

Site visible from microlight summer 1995 (jury).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143887.

Barrow in bickleigh brake. One of a group of 4 of which 3 are scheduled. Barrow 'a' in os and am descriptions.

PRE-1952, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143888.

Vis=unknown (pre-1952) (ancient monuments) a very fine upstanding barrow, unlikely to disappear.

AM7 AND OSA, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143890.

Vis=-/3/1952 (fox) this barrow has been opened and is an awful mess (am7 and osa).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143894.

Vis=est -/-/1999 (ancient monuments) one of 4 bowl barrows at bickleigh brake 540m sw of bickleigh, forming part of a linear round barrow cemetery.

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143895.

Diam 42m, height c.0.3m with outer ditch between 7.5m and 11.5m wide and between 0.1m and 0.2m deep (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143897.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143898.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/41(1983)37.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143899.

Des=jury, r. /(13/12/1995)/as above.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV143900.

Aph=dap/mh 12,13/(23/6/1989).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143901.

Des=ancient monuments/(2000)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143902.

Des=fletcher, m.(english heritage)/halwell camp, bickleigh, brake barrow group + the boreston catchwater system: survey report/(december 2001)/eh report ai/23/2001.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143903.

Nmr monument report/444676/(6/3/2002)/in eh report file: halwell camp ai/23/2001.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=19/12/1952 (os) a shapeless mound of earth.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV143868Migrated Record: Jury, R..
SDV143887Migrated Record:
SDV143888Report - Survey: PRE-1952.
SDV143890Report - Survey: AM7 AND OSA.
SDV143894Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV143895Migrated Record: AM.
SDV143897Migrated Record:
SDV143898Migrated Record:
SDV143899Migrated Record:
SDV143900Aerial Photograph:
SDV143901Migrated Record:
SDV143902Migrated Record:
SDV143903Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV115423Part of: Bickleigh Brake Barrow Cemetery, Halwell (Monument)
MDV7630Related to: Iron Age Hillfort at Halwell Camp (Monument)
MDV64456Related to: Two Bowl Barrows North of Halwell Camp (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 23 2016 11:28AM