Monument record BSE 004 - Thing Houe; Thing Hone; Betty Burrough's Hill

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Site of Thing Houe Tumulus (S2).


Grid reference Centred TL 8500 6544 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TL86NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Site of Thing Houe Tumulus (S2).
Human remains, horns and urns found in 1880 (S1)(S3). Marked as Thing Hone (?typographic error) on (S2)(S3).
Thing Hone, site of ancient mound, possible tumulus and was a place used by the Saxons for council and judicial assemblies, later used as an execution site until 1776 (S1)(R1)[a 'thyng' is the name of a Viking assembly site - from old English 'Thing' (meeting)].
'Until 1766 it was the place of execution and was called "Betty Burrough's Hill", from the name of the last person who suffered there'. Adjoined Shire-House Heath where stood Hen-Howe, also said to be a meeting place - see BSE 487.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> (No record type): Lobel, M.D.. Lobel M D, Bury St Edmunds, 1935, 7.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86NE9.
  • <S2> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, C.1884.
  • <S3> (No record type): OS, 1:500 map, C.1884, SRO (Bury), 44.3.16.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 3 2019 8:26PM

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