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HER Number:MDV29084
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Halwell and Moreleigh


Barrow in bickleigh brake. One of a group of four of which three are scheduled. Barrow 'b' 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/30
  • Old SAM County Ref: 7B
  • Old SAM Ref: 33747
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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 summit of barrow b has been badly damaged by excavation + ploughing. It measures c.24m x c.22m x c.1.9m high. It is enclosed by a slight ditch 0.3m - 0.4m deep x c.30m diam, visible on all but the s side. The barrow is constructed of soil + small stones with some large stones + white quartz, covered by bracken + gorse (fletcher).

GRINSELL + TAYLOR, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143909.

Vis=29/3/1982 (grinsell + taylor) diameter 24m, height 3m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143919.

Barrow in bickleigh brake. One of a group of four of which three are scheduled. Barrow 'b' in os and am descriptions.

PRE-1952, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143920.

Vis=unknown (pre-1952) (ancient monuments) a very fine upstanding barrow, not at all likely to disappear.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143926.

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). SDV143927.

Diam 24m, height up to 3.5m. Central, conical depression, c.1.5m deep represents undocumented antiquarian excavation. Beyond the mound are traces of a 6m wide outer ditch between 0.1m deep on s side and 0.3m deep on nw (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143929.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143930.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143931.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143932.

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). SDV143933.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV143934.

Aph=us/31gr/loc 31 23/(22/11/1944).

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

Vis=19/12/1952 (os) barrow has a diameter of 22m, height 3.4m. Slight suggestion of a ditch.

FOX, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4034.

Vis=-/3/1952 (fox) this barrow has been opened by a hole in the top.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV143909Report - Survey: GRINSELL + TAYLOR.
SDV143919Migrated Record:
SDV143920Report - Survey: PRE-1952.
SDV143926Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV143927Migrated Record: AM.
SDV143929Migrated Record:
SDV143930Migrated Record:
SDV143931Migrated Record:
SDV143932Migrated Record:
SDV143933Migrated Record:
SDV143934Aerial Photograph:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV4034Migrated Record: FOX.

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:Aug 3 2017 11:11AM