Monument record BGL 005 - Site of round barrow, Brightwell Heath

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Round Barrow (site of). Descheduled - no longer remains.


Grid reference Centred TM 2394 4431 (50m by 51m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round Barrow (site of)(S1).
1935: Bowl barrow 22 yards diameter, 3 feet high. No visible ditch (S2). 1953: Bowl barrow with no surface indications of a ditch. Extensively disturbed by tree roots, rabbit holes and military trenches. Top very irregular. 21.0m x 22.5m and 1.06m high. Excavated 1953 by R Gilyard-Beer for Ministry of Works, in advance of its destruction for farming purposes. No structures or burials found. Seven sherds found on the old ground surface, including one possible Neolithic sherd. Other sherds were found in the mound and in disturbed areas, including one possible Beaker sherd. No ditch found (S3)(R1).
1962: Ploughed out, no remains (S4).
1977: Nothing visible (S5).
1994: Site descheduled (S6).
In Foxhall parish following boundary change.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <R1> (No record type): NMR, Excavation archive, Gilyard-Beer excavation, 1953, microfiche.
  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow survey:.
  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR, AP TM 2344/1 99D 139V, Crawford Collection 6827.
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive: publication original plans.
  • <S2> (No record type): Grinsell L V, Notes on Suffolk barrows, Ms in Norwich Castle Museum.
  • <M3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. AP: NMR TM 2344/1 99D 139V, Crawford Collection 6827.
  • <S3> (No record type): Gilyard-Beer R, Devil's Ring, Brightwell Heath, PSIA 35, 1984,(4), 247- 278.
  • <S4> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW3B.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1977.
  • <S6> (No record type): English Heritage, SAM file 75 No 90727.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 7 2019 11:30AM

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