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HER Number:MDV29085
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 'c' in am7 and barrow 'd' in os description.


Grid Reference:SX 784 536
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/31
  • Old SAM County Ref: 7C
  • 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. Barrow d, just to the sw of barrow a, is evident as a low turf-covered amorphous mound c.16m-24m across x 0.2m high with a depression in the top. It lies on the crest of the n-facing hill slope + is visible as a ditched soilmark on 1995 aph (fletcher).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143862.

Barrow in bickleigh brake. One of a group of four of which three are scheduled. Barrow 'c' in am7 and barrow 'd' in os description.

PRE-1952, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143863.

Vis=unknown (pre-1952) (ancient monuments) barrow, faintly marked and indeed scarcely visible.

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

Site visible from microlight, summer 1995 (jury).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143869.

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). SDV143870.

The northernmost barrow is no longer visible, the mound having been largely removed. It is known that it was 40m in diam and that its quarry ditch, of unknown dimensions, remains intact (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143872.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143873.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143874.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143875.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143876.

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). SDV143877.

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

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

Vis=29/3/1982 (grinsell + taylor) under pasture, almost levelled.

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

Vis=19/12/1952 (os) barrow 'd' has diameter of 30m. Grass covered, and probable excavation has left an encircling bank with an average width of 5m, external height 0.9m, internal height 0.6m. Slight traces of a ditch.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV143862Migrated Record:
SDV143863Report - Survey: PRE-1952.
SDV143868Migrated Record: Jury, R..
SDV143869Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV143870Migrated Record: AM.
SDV143872Migrated Record:
SDV143873Migrated Record:
SDV143874Migrated Record:
SDV143875Migrated Record:
SDV143876Migrated Record:
SDV143877Migrated Record:
SDV143909Report - Survey: GRINSELL + TAYLOR.
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:Aug 3 2017 11:11AM