Monument record LVT 002 - 8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath

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Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow is visible on Levington Heath on aerial photographs, part of a larger complex in the immediate area. Scheduled

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2444 4054 (26m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24SW
Civil Parish LEVINGTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath.
1959: Diameter 28 yds, height 3 ft. No visible ditch. Lightly ploughed (S1).
1962: Bowl barrow much reduced by the plough. 23m in diameter, 0.6m high. 1981: Visible under crop (S1)
1983: Destroyed (S1).
1992: Still visible as low mound, between 25-40cm high, in field (S2). 1993: Visible as low mound c.0.3m high and c.22m diameter (S3).
A Bronze Age round barrow is visible on aerial photographs of 1944 as an earthwork and later as a cropmark on Levington Heath, Levington parish, centred on circa TM24434053 (S4 - S5). The barrow is visible as a mound circa 15 metres in diameter, but no clearly defined ditch, berm or external bank can be seen. By 1987 the barrow is visible only as a pale cropmark (S7).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): OS. card TM24SW20A.
  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S2> (No record type): Bamford H (DOE), site visit, January 17 1992.
  • <S3> (No record type): EH Scheduling information.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/15 3045 28-MAY-1944.
  • <S5> Photograph: OS, AP. OS 87/146 8947-8 11-SEP-1987.

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Record last edited

Jun 7 2019 10:59AM

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