Monument record MRM 001 - Martlesham Airfield

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Round Barrow (site of).


Grid reference Centred TM 2406 4595 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TM24NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round Barrow (site of). Recordedand excavated (partially?) by Ipswich Scientific Society in 1905 (R1), and as being planted with fir trees in 1925 (R2).
Also said to have been disturbed by military works.
Removed in 1942 under the supervision of Maynard & Spencer of Ipswich Museum (R1).
Mound was of low bowl shape, rather less than 100 feet in diameter and may have been about 5 feet in height. No primary burial found. Two unaccompanied deposits of cremated bone were found in the SE part of the mound (R3)(R4). Sherds of finger-printed beaker also found (R5). No clear evidence of a ditch.
1935: Large bowl barrow covered with conifers, no visible ditch - Norwich Castle Museum (mention of a photograph).
Marked on OS 1:10560 map.For more information on beaker see (S1).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): Maynard, G. & Spencer, H.E.P.. Maynard G & Spencer H E P, Report on the removal of a tumulus on Martlesham Heath, 1942, Proc Suff I.
  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow file:.
  • <S1> (No record type): Gibson A M, Beaker Domestic Sites BAR 107 (i), 1982, 200.
  • <R2> (No record type): Spencer H E P, letter in Archaeol Newsletter 3, 1950-1951, 7.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1942-46.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NW9 and TM24NE5.
  • <S4> (No record type): Clarke D L, Beaker Pottery of G B & Ire, 1970, 498.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 2 1997 12:00AM

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