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HER Number:MDV7628
Name:Barrow north of Oak Tree Farm, Halwell

Summary

Bowl Barrow forming part of the Ritson Barrow Cemetery.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 775 519
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/6
  • Old SAM County Ref: 32
  • Old SAM Ref: 33767
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX75SE3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

[One of] three barrows, sometimes referred to as Ritson Barrows, all ploughed down to two feet 6 iniches to 3 feet high. Barrow C is 75 feet diameter.


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

Site visit 14th December 1961. Barrow C, one of the three scheduled barrows 370.3 metres to the north-east of Stanborough Camp. Sometimes referred to as Ritson Earthworks.


Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV345762.

Site visits by Department of Environment Field Monument Warden on 19th January and 1st July 1983.


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


Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Site visit by Department of Environment Field Monument Warden on 13th April 1984.


Robinson, R., 1986, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1986 (Un-published). SDV345664.

Site visits by Department of Environment Field Monument Warden on 6th March and 28th July 1986.


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.


Cottrell, T. + Sutherland, T., 2003, Archaeological Observations during the Construction of a Natural Gas Pipeline near East Allington, 2 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV339228.


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

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV339228Report - Watching Brief: Cottrell, T. + Sutherland, T.. 2003. Archaeological Observations during the Construction of a Natural Gas Pipeline near East Allington. AC Archaeology Report. 5001/2/3. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV345664Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1986. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1986. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV345762Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103310 ]
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)
MDV7625Related to: Barrow north-east of Short Cross, Halwell (Monument)
MDV7626Related to: Barrow north-north-west of Brock Hill, Halwell (Monument)
MDV79808Related to: Two Barrows east of Short Cross, Halwell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2013 9:05AM