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HER Number:MDV7626
Name:Barrow north-north-west of Brock Hill, Halwell


Bowl barrow forming part of the Ritson Barrow cemetery.


Grid Reference:SX 775 520
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 32
  • Old SAM Ref: 33767
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX75SE3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Hawkins, A., 1819, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV144702.

Ministry of Works, 1953, Halwell. 3 Barrows 400 yards to NE of Stanborough Camp (Schedule Document). SDV346626.

One of a group of barrows north-east of Stanborough Camp. Sometimes referred to as 'Ritson Earthworks'. All ploughed down to 2 feet 6 inches to 3 feet high. Barrow D has been wholly dug out.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1961 - 1999, SX75SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346627.

Site visit 14th December 1961. Barrow D is a depression for a pond.

Grinsell, L. V., 1983, The Barrows of South and East Devon, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV337013.

Barrow D is flattened, 0.15 metres high.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/LJ, 8-12, 14 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339223.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/LK, 1, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339224.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Round Barrow Cemetery Known as Ritson Barrows, 420m North East of Stanborough Camp (Schedule Document). SDV346630.

[Part of] a round barrow cemetery of Late Neolithic to Bronze Age date. The site is on the northern edge of a level hilltop with wide views to the north and west. The cemetery contains at least 11 bowl barrows, clustered tightly together. Despite ploughing, many of them preserve their encircling ditches. Central depressions in two of them provide evidence for undocumented excavations in the past. The barrows vary between 12 metres and 30 metres in diameter, with most measuring from 20 metres to 30 metres in diameter. Most have evidence for an outer ditch, which varies in width from 4 metres to 7 metres, although one example is 10 metres wide.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144702Monograph: Hawkins, A.. 1819. Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Unknown.
SDV337013Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1983. The Barrows of South and East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 37.
SDV339223Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/LJ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-12, 14.
SDV339224Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/LK. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1, 3.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103289 ]
SDV346626Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1953. Halwell. 3 Barrows 400 yards to NE of Stanborough Camp. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV346627Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1961 - 1999. SX75SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346630Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Round Barrow Cemetery Known as Ritson Barrows, 420m North East of Stanborough Camp. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV60366Part of: Ritson Barrow Cemetery, Halwell (Monument)
MDV7627Related to: Barrow north of Oak Tree Farm (Monument)
MDV7628Related to: Barrow north of Oak Tree Farm, Halwell (Monument)
MDV7625Related to: Barrow north-east of Short Cross, Halwell (Monument)
MDV79808Related to: Two Barrows east of Short Cross, Halwell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 20 2011 3:52PM