Monument record IKL 027 - Deadman's Grave

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Deadman's Grave, Barrow?


Grid reference Centred TL 7775 7432 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (1)

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Deadman's Grave - Barrow?
C16: Apparently referred to as `Deadman's Grave' and `Deadman's Lands' in a case before the court of Augmentation in C16 (S2)(R1)(R2).
C19: Described by Prigg as "a little hillock in the middle of a trackway ... ". Cites legend of man and horse buried in one grave beneath the mound. Prigg made "a slight excavation in the mound ... but, so far, I found nothing of a sepulchral character" (S1).
1962: "A vague hummocky mound, apparently composed of sand ... measures approximately 6.0m in diameter and 0.5m in height ... beside an old road" (S2).
1976: In grassy heathland - the top of the mound is bare sand and there is evidence of rabbit around it. Height circa 0.39m, diameter circa 9.0m (S3)(S4).
1977: A vague elongated (note above visits do not mention elongation!) mound ... measures approximately 13m SW to NE by 8m transversely by 0.5m high (S2).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Monograph: Prigg, H.. 1901. Icklingham Papers: A Sketch of its Early History. Prigg H, Icklingham Papers, 1901, 4 & 5.
  • <M1> (No record type): Photograph: ABU 004 (Jan 1976).
  • <R1> (No record type): Clarke W G, In Breckland Wilds (2nd ed), 1937, 76, 111 & 145.
  • <M2> (No record type): Barrow survey archive:.
  • <R2> (No record type): Clarke W G, In Breckland Wilds, 1925, 164 & 186.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77SE30.
  • <S3> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E, Suffolk Barrow Survey archive, Ms.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XCVI, 65, map.

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Record last edited

May 1 2018 3:26PM

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