Monument record FXL 007 - Foxhall Heath

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Large bowl barrow, marked on OS 1 inch map 1838, now much denuded by ongoing ploughing.


Grid reference Centred TM 2335 4434 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1935: Large bowl barrow, marked on OS 1 inch map 1838 (S1).
1962: This feature is situated on a slight ridge in an area well endowed with bowl barrows. It measures approx 20m in diameter and 0.8m high, no trace of a ditch. Under cultivation at time of visit and supporting a much poorer crop than the surrounding ground. It is probably a bowl barrow (S2).
1977: 0.29m high, 17m diameter, under plough at edge of field near road (S3).
A probable bowl barrow of Bronze Age date is visible as an earthwork on Brightwell Hearh, on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, Foxhall parish. It appears to be circa 17 metres in diameter, but by the 1970s is much eroded (S4, S5).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow file:.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S1> (No record type): Grinsell L V, Notes on Suffolk Barrows; Ms in NWHCM.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW1.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1977.
  • <S4> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US 7PH/GP/LOC288 13002-3 19-APR-1944.
  • <S5> Photograph: OS, AP. OS OS/77126 024 29-AUG-1977.

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Record last edited

Jul 7 2019 4:53PM

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