Monument record IKL 003 - Bernersfield Farm

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Summary

Round barrow, part of group of (?8) - see IKL 002, 004-005, 049 & 072-074. Scheduled.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7877 7530 (39m by 39m)
Map sheet TL77NE
Civil Parish ICKLINGHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round barrow, part of group of (?8) - see IKL 002, 004-005, 049 & 072-074. Recorded on Hodskinson's map of Suffolk, 1783 (S1) and on OS 1st edition map of 1843 (S2).
Henry Prigg excavated each of the four (recognisable) barrows, IKL 003, 004, 005 & ? 073, in July 1866 (largest)(S9), Autumn 1871 (two tumuli adjacent to the `westernmost of the group') and September 1872 (westernmost)(S9)(R2). It is not clear which was the `largest', but this is presumed to be IKL 005 or the `westernmost' (either 003 or 073) which is presumed to be IKL 073. No details of the excavations of the two adjacent tumuli east, other than a reference to Henry Prigg junior - "who, it may be remembered, at this time last year explored the two adjacent ones of the series" (S10)(R2).
1935: 30-35 yds diameter, 2-3 ft high (S4).
1954: "Hardly noticeable mound by side of grass bank - fir tree in middle (S8).
1962: 30m in diameter, 0.4m high, much reduced and spread by ploughing. SW side mutilated by a trackway, NE is under cultivation (S5). 75 ft diameter, 3 ft high with fir tree on it. Partly cultivated (S6).
1976: 25m diameter, 0.55m high. Fir tree growing on it. Very low and spread (S6)(S7).
1977: `About 36.0m in diameter by 0.9m high'. N half spread by ploughing and SW side mutilated by a trackway (S5).
1981: Almost completely eroded by ploughing to E and tractor to W. Pine tree on it (S6).
April 1998: Scheduled area revised - see (S6).

Sources/Archives (16)

  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow survey archive:.
  • <R1> (No record type): Grinsell L V, Ancient Burial Mounds of England, 1936, 183.
  • <S1> (No record type): Hodskinson R, Map of Suffolk 1783, Suff Rec Soc Reprint, 15, 1972.
  • <S1> (No record type): J Brit Archaeol Assoc, 30, 1874, 195.
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 1 inch map, 1st ed, 1843.
  • <R2> (No record type): Bury & Norwich Post, September 17, 1872.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <M3> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (Lackford) transcription of (S9); copy (S3).
  • <S3> (No record type): J Brit Archaeol Assoc, 30, 1874, 195.
  • <S4> Museum Record Card: Norwich Castle Museum. Various?. NWHCM.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77NE10.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: Lawson A J, Martin E A & Priddy D. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. 68, list.
  • <S8> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Icklingham, undated.
  • <S9> (No record type): Prigg H, Notebook No. 2, SRO (Bury), Acc No. 1202, 1866 entry.
  • <S10> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Oct 26 2021 10:10AM

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