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HER Number:MDV29546
Name:Possible Round Barrow on Broad Down

Summary

Possible site of Bronze Age round barrow, identified in 19th century but no longer visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 169 944
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/103
  • Old SAM Ref: 29634
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY19SE 12K

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ministry of Public Building and Works, Southleigh and Fairway Group of Barrows on Broad Down (Schedule Document). SDV342868.

Southern section of Bronze Age cemetery, extending to Farway Hill and Gittisham Hill. All are round barrows without visible ditches. Thirteen more or less intact, others recently destroyed by deep cultivation. Ground previously cultivated in early 19th century.


Hutchinson, P. O., 1880, 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 130 (Article in Serial). SDV123157.

Scattered white flints of nucleus of small ploughed down barrow. Other details: Barrow 50.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1975 - 1980, SY19SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV342869.

Scattered flints were nucleus of small ploughed down barrow. Visited on 19/11/1975. Not identified in corn stubble. Other details: Plan.


Sainsbury, I. S., 1991, Barrows (Worksheet). SDV342870.

Visited October 1991. Undulations too amorphous to confirm as a barrow.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 27 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Visited on 04/11/1992. Stable. Undulations in pasture field. No positive site of mound identified.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down (Schedule Document). SDV342874.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, 288 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 96 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Extensive significant problems. Principal vulnerability arable ploughing.


English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West, 87 (Report - non-specific). SDV344777.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV123157Article in Serial: Hutchinson, P. O.. 1880. 2nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 12. Unknown. 130.
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. 27.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 96.
SDV342868Schedule Document: Ministry of Public Building and Works. Southleigh and Fairway Group of Barrows on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV342869Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1975 - 1980. SY19SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV342870Worksheet: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1991. Barrows. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. A4 Stapled.
SDV342874Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Round Barrow Cemetery on Broad Down. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344777Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2010. Heritage at Risk Register 2010: South West. English Heritage Report. Digital. 87.
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. 288.

Associated Monuments

MDV78077Part of: Broad Down Round Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10817Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10832Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20184Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV20185Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10830Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10834Related to: Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 1:06PM