Monument record LVT 010 - Levington Heath (NW)

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Summary

A group of four probable Bronze Age barrows, a natural mound resembling a barrow, and a linear ditch probably a land division boundary of unknown date, are all visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs in Levington parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 238 407 (571m by 560m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM24SW
Civil Parish LEVINGTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Group of three ring ditches (see LVT 023-025), mound and linear ditches (S1).
A group of four probable Bronze Age barrows (LVT 022-025), a natural feature which resembles a barrow (LVT 026) , and a linear ditch, probably a land division boundary of unknown date, are all visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs in Levington parish, centred roughly on TM23894075. The linear boundary can be seen as a cropmark for circa 550 metres from circa TM23634086 to TM24154063. The date of this feature is unknown but it appears to respect the earthworks of the barrows LVT 024 and 025, and therefore post-dates the construction of the barrows in the Bronze Age. This sequence resembles that seen nearby around the possible barrow TYN 009 and may represent continuing significance of these barrows as landscape features into the medieval period. (S2, S3, S4)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Article in serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1979. Colchester Archaeol Group Bull, 25, 1979.
  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs ACQ 28, 29, ACS 04, 06.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: ACQ 28, 29, ACS 04, 06.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM2340/29 (EXC 16928/06) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM2340/23 (4505/11) 14-JUL-1989.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1978, PSIA, 34, 1979, (3), 220.
  • <S5> Article in serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1975. Colchester Archaeol Group Bull, 18, 1975.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Jul 5 2021 3:19PM

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