Monument record RBY 001 - Barrow Bottom (Sax)

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Two iron spears found in a Bronze Age barrow during roadworks in C18.


Grid reference Centred TL 7738 6611 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL76NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two iron spears found in a Bronze Age barrow presented in 1885 and said to have been excavated by Thomas Gage in 1813 (or from roadworks in C18?) (S1, S3).
During excavations in 1975 an extended inhumation (male 25-35) was found in the upper silt of the barrow ditch. The skull had a sword or axe cut on it and is probably Saxon.
See also BA and IA.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E A, The Excavations of a Tumulus at Barrow Bottom, Risby, EAA 3, 1976, 43-62.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: excavation records, letter Lanting J N.
  • <S2> (No record type): Lanting, J.N.. Lanting J N, 1983.
  • <S3> (No record type): Lawson, A.J., Martin, E. & Priddy, D.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. Lawson A J, Martin E A & Priddy D, The Barrows of East Anglia, EAA 12, (1981), 69-75, 78 & gazetteer.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2021 3:20PM

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