Monument record HRK 016 - Remains of a possible Bronze-Age round barrow, visible as a cropmark.

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The remains of a possible Bronze Age round barrow are visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs to the north of Slushy Lane, Harkstead


Grid reference Centred TM 1860 3521 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM13NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Ring ditch, circa 30m diameter. NW corner indistinct because of modern field boundary. Also, an intrusive ditch on W side alters the perfect ring shape. A short track/ditch ?, date unknown, leads to the ring ditch on the S side (S1).
The remains of a possible Bronze Age round barrow are visible as the cropmark of a ring ditch on aerial photographs, centred on TM 18613521 to the north of Slushy Lane, Harkstead. The ring ditch encloses an area of 26m in diameter and its north-west side is obscured by the modern field boundary. A number of linear ditches of unknown date and function are visible to the south of the ring ditch, one of which cuts the ring ditch itself. The size of the ring ditch suggests that it may be the plough-levelled remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, though there is no supporting evidence for this interpretation. (S1-S3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: SAU AGJ 027.
  • <S1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1835/5 (SFU 11565/GJ/27) 21-JUL-1977 (SAU AGJ 027).
  • <S2> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1835/31 (EXC 19093/12) 09-JUN-1997.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1835/3 (956/423) 07-JUN-1976.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2013 2:11PM

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