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HER Number:MDV43258
Name:Bowl barrow 320m north-west of Farway Castle, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill

Summary

Bowl barrow to north of Farway Castle, forming part of a barrow cemetery on Farway Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 159 958
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/13/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24967

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOWL BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1948, The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon, 17 (Article in Serial). SDV123165.

Barrow said to have been destroyed 'recently'.


Robertson, W. I., 1991, Two Cairns (Worksheet). SDV344789.

Site visit 1st September 1991. Possible remnant of a ditch, under dense bracken. 10 metre radius (half circle identified). Possibly a tractor rut.


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

Site visit; 2nd November 1992. Position not located. Either under natural woodland or pasture.


Gibbons, 1993, Untitled Source, MPP/AI 134693 (Un-published). SDV345691.

The monument is situated on the west side of the crest of the ridge. It lies in an unenclosed area of a field that has been allowed to revert to heath vegetation which obscure the outline of the barrow and makes it difficult to determine its size. The monument includes a bowl barrow which has been reduced in height as a result of past ploughing activity. It was recorded by Fox in 1948 as a cairn of flint, and by Grinsell in 1983, when it was described as measuring 3.7 metres diameter and 0.4 metres in height. In view of the previous underestimation of the size of the neighbouring barrow whch has also been reduced by ploughing, the monument is taken to be 11 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height. There is no evidence of a ditch. It is believed that buried features and the old land surface remain intact below the mound.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1995, Bowl Barrow 320m North West of Farway Castle, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Schedule Document). SDV345692.

The monument is situated on the west side of the crest of the ridge, and includes a bowl barrow 11 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height. There is no evidence of a ditch. The barrow has been ploughed over in the past.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.


English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West, 90 (Report - non-specific). SDV355280.

Extensive significant problems i.e. under plough, collapse. Declining. Principal vulnerability scrub/tree growth.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV123165Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1948. The Broad Down (Farway) Necropolis and the Wessex Culture in Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 4: part 1. Paperback Volume. 17.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91653 ]
SDV344789Worksheet: Robertson, W. I.. 1991. Two Cairns. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV345691Un-published: Gibbons. 1993. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. 134693. Digital. MPP/AI 134693.
SDV345692Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1995. Bowl Barrow 320m North West of Farway Castle, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV355280Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South West. english Heritage. Digital. 90.

Associated Monuments

MDV10804Part of: Farway Barrow Cemetery (Monument)
MDV10694Related to: Bowl barrow 340 metres north-west of Farway Castle, Forming Part of a Dispersed Barrow Group on Farway Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2014 9:18AM