Monument record LVT 007 - 8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath

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Summary

1 of 8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath. Scheduled

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2486 4025 (25m 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.
Letter & sketch map at IPSMG dated 13.4.25, "I have been digging a barrow on Levington Heath… results nil and am now filling it up again" (S1). Possibly relates to this barrow (note `excavation trench'). 1959: Diameter 121 ft, height 6 ft 6 ins (measured). Mound unploughed with old square "openings" on top. Ditch and berm ploughed over (S2). Excavation trench to centre from S side. 30.0m diameter, 3.0m high. 1962: Covered with bramble and bracken. No visible ditch. 1977: Large central depression, with bracken and bushes; also round edge. Mound height 2.47m, diameter 27m (R1).
1983: Diameter 27m, height 2.47m (S2).
1993: Visible as earth mound 2-5m height; 28m diameter; surrounded by ditch c. 3m wide. Hollow 9m wide in mound surface from S edge to centre dates from 1925 exploration. NGR altered from TM 2485 4025 to TM 2486 4025 (S2).
2005: Due to a covering of vegetation this barrow is not clearly visible on aerial photographs and was therefore not plotted by the National Mapping Programme project.(S3)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): Camber A G, letter & sketch plan at IPSMG dated April 1925.
  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <R2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM 24SW21D.
  • <M2> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. APs: ACQ 30, 31.
  • <S2> (No record type): DOE, Scheduling inform.
  • <R3> (No record type): SAU, APs ACQ 30, 31.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. OS/87146 8947-8 11-SEP-1987.

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Jun 7 2019 11:14AM

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