Monument record BNH 016 - Barnham Heath (BA)

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Summary

Round barrow, diameter 40 feet. Abundant flintwork and 4 BA urns recovered during various excavations.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8867 7976 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL87NE
Civil Parish BARNHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Round barrow, diameter 40 feet.
In 1906 a small urn found a little to E of centre, in a rabbit burrow. In 1914 oak charcoal and sherds of urn.
In 1914 excavation, SW of centre three urns found, centre one was large and was inverted over cremation of newly born child and ? female; other two urns, one broken, other a food vessel; close to centre a broken urn and charcoal; near SE edge broken urn; potsherds of urns and corded beaker on E side. Burnt sherds on SE and NW sides. Also 1,169 flint flakes and 240 flint and stone artefacts recorded from barrow mound (S1).
Also IA and Sax.
SE of BNH 002 - pit containing abundant early prehistoric archaeology.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): Caton L L F, Spadework in NW Suffolk, PPSEA, 2, 1914-1915, 35-38.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file : photocopy of (S1)..

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 6 2022 3:44PM

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