Monument record IKL 002 - Bernersfield Farm; Upper Berners

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Summary

Round barrow, part of group of (8?) - see IKL 003-005, 049, 072-074. scheduled

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7867 7530 (34m by 36m)
Map sheet TL77NE
Civil Parish ICKLINGHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Round barrow, part of group of (8?) - see IKL 003-005, 049, 072-074. ? One of four recorded on Hodskinsons map of Suffolk, 1783 (S1). Not one of four or "Western most tumulus " (probably IKL 003 or IKL 073!) on OS 1st edition map of 1843 (S2).
In 1872 Henry Prigg excavated the westernmost tumulus of the Bernersfield Farm group - it seems likely this relates to IKL 073 rather than this barrow, especially as the siting of IKL 002 is shown as a small plantation in 1843 (S2) and Priggs 1872 westernmost barrow was situated in a "field" (S3)(S4).
1935: `About 35 yards diameter and 3 ft high. Has pines growing on it' (S8). 1954: `Large mound, 4-5 ft high, covered with scrub' (S9). 1962: `About 30.0m in diameter and 1.2m high, in ground recently re- afforested' (S5); `80 ft diameter, 3ft 6 ins high. Uncultivated' (S6). 1976: 25m diameter, 1.25m high. Area afforested but trees on mound are dead. Low and spread (S7)(S6).
1977: 28m diameter, 0.9m high. On edge of disused pit and partly afforested (S5).
1981: `In copse with young pines and grass. Height estimated at barely 2 ft' (S6).
April 1998: Scheduled area revised - see (S6).

Sources/Archives (12)

  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow survey archive:.
  • <R1> (No record type): Grinsell L V, Ancient Burial Mounds of England, 1936, 183.
  • <S1> (No record type): Hodskinson R, Map of Suffolk, 1783, Suff Rec Soc Reprint, 15, 1972.
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 1 inch map, 1st ed, 1843.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S3> (No record type): Bury & Norwich Post, note, 17 Sep 1872.
  • <S4> (No record type): J Brit Archaeol Assoc, 30, 1874, 195-196.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77NE10.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information. April 1998.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. 68, list.
  • <S8> (No record type): NWHCM.
  • <S9> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Icklingham, undated.

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Mar 5 2015 10:45AM

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