Monument record SUT 038 - Group of round barrows, Sutton Hoo; Sutton Mounts (Sax)

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Summary

Group of at least 15 round barrows (up to 19 have been claimed) - see SUT 004-019.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 288 487 (228m by 385m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM24NE
Civil Parish SUTTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Group of at least 15 round barrows (upto 19 have been claimed) - see SUT 004- 019. Known as Sutton Mounts or now, more commonly, as Sutton Hoo.
One barrow excavated 1860 when 2 bushels of iron bolts were found (S1).
3 barrows (SUT 005-007) excavated by Basil Brown in 1938 (and main ship burial in 1939 - see SUT 004); barrow containing ship burial mound re-excavated by R Bruce-Mitford and P Ashbee 1965-1970 (S2).
Part of SUT 008 and areas to the west and east of it excavated by I Longworth and I Kinnes 1966 and 1968-1970. These excavations revealed inhumation and cremation burials outside the mounds (S3).
Further excavations on various barrows in the group by M Carver (Univ of York), from 1984 onwards (see S8 for details), revealed more inhumation graves just outside the Scheduled area on the E side. Also SUT 005 (smaller ship-mound) re-excavated (S4).
Scheduled Monument (M1).

Sources/Archives (14)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> (No record type): Hoppitt R, Sutton Hoo 1860, PSIA, 36, 1, 1985, 41-42.
  • <R1> (No record type): IPJ/24.11.1860.
  • <S2> (No record type): Bruce Mitford R, The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, 3 vols, 1975, 1978, 1983.
  • <M2> (No record type): APs: ECC 504/4-12, 30 June 1993.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA/36/1985/41-42.
  • <S3> (No record type): Longworth, I.H. & Kinnes, I.A.. Longworth I H and Kinnes I A, Sutton Hoo Excavations 1966, 1968-1970, Brit Mus Occ Paper 23, 1980.
  • <R3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA/36/1986/155.
  • <S4> (No record type): Bull Sutton Hoo Res Comm, 4, 1986.
  • <R4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA/36/1987/239-240.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S6> Photograph: Air Photographs. NAU, JGB 8-12, July 1992.
  • <S7> Photograph: Farrands. Air Photograph. Farrands RH, AP, 148.1, 15 July 1976.
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: Carver M. 2005. Sutton Hoo: A seventh-century princely burial ground and its context.

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Oct 28 2021 2:45PM

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