Monument record WGN 003 - Swale's Tumulus (BA)

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Swale's Tumulus, diameter circa 28m, mostly ploughed out, see details.


Grid reference Centred TL 6992 7145 (39m by 40m)
Map sheet TL67SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Swale's Tumulus.
1935: Bowl barrow, tree covered and overspread. Burrowed. No visible ditch (S2).
1954: Excavated (due to partial destruction by bulldozer), revealed small primary mound (see Neo) with food vessel with cremation inserted in the side. Larger mound raised over small one, with chalk revetment, derived from well marked ditch, built round the base. Another cremation, covered with thin planks, came from outside the revetment (S1)(R1)(R2).
Beaker pottery also listed by Clarke (S4).
1976: "Now much ploughed down, visible as a slight rise of circa 0.2m with diameter circa 28m. Outer ditch visible on APs OS 74/095 128-9" (S1).1976: No trace, ploughed out (S3).
Also Neo.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL 67SE28, 1976.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 27, 1955-1957, 45.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: letter.
  • <S2> (No record type): NWHCM, 1935.
  • <R2> (No record type): PCAS, 50, 1956, 101-113.
  • <M2> (No record type): B Briscoe archive: excavation archive.
  • <S3> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E, SAU, 1976.
  • <S4> (No record type): Clarke D L, Beaker Pottery of G Britain & Ireland, Cambridge, 1970, 498.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 1 2021 12:04PM

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