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HER Number:MDV29086
Name:BARROW in the Parish of Halwell and Moreleigh


Barrow in bickleigh brake. One of a group of four of which three are scheduled. Not mentioned by ancient monuments am7, barrow 'c' in os description.


Grid Reference:SX 784 534
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/32
  • 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 most southerly barrow c is described as a low spread up to 16.8m across x 0.3m-0.4m high with no visible ditch. It has been heavily ploughed and is composed of soil with small stones + white quartz. The barrow lies off the crest of the s-facing hill slope + visible on 1944 aph (fletcher).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143906.

Barrow in bickleigh brake. One of a group of four of which three are scheduled. Not mentioned by ancient monuments am7, barrow 'c' in os description.

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

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

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV143910.

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). SDV143911.

Southernmost barrow c.0.5m high and varies in diam between 20.7m and 23m. Composed of orange sandy clay, with many pieces of slate + quartz on its surface. Outer ditch survives as buried feature 2.5m wide (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143913.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143914.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143915.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143916.

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). SDV143917.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV143918.

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 under plough.18m diameter, 0.5m high, with no visible ditch.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV143906Migrated Record:
SDV143909Report - Survey: GRINSELL + TAYLOR.
SDV143910Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV143911Migrated Record: AM.
SDV143913Migrated Record:
SDV143914Migrated Record:
SDV143915Migrated Record:
SDV143916Migrated Record:
SDV143917Migrated Record:
SDV143918Aerial Photograph:
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