Monument record LKD 005 - Round Barrow called Cuckoo Hill

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Extant round barrow and possible pillow mound both located in wood.


Grid reference Centred TL 7856 6941 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TL76NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

In Long Belt Wood, between Hall Heath and Intercommon Heath, is a tumulus (S1). Marked on OS, 1836 1st ed map (S7). Scheduled
Small mound, about 2 feet high (S6).
1976: Mound height circa 1.27m, diameter circa 21m (S2).
1977: Round barrow, stands about 1.2m high and has a diameter of 21m. There is no sign of a ditch. The barrow is in good condition standing undisturbed in a woodland strip (S3).
1977: A bowl barrow situated on level ground, it has a diameter of 24m and a maximum height of 1.5m. There is no trace of a ditch. A wedge shaped bank runs due S for 150m from the barrow, reducing from 12m wide at its N end to 5m at the S and has a maximum height of 1.1m, with no side ditches. It is probably a tree bank, comparable to other local Breckland examples (S4).
1981: Extremely difficult to locate. Fortunately field boundary deviates at this point to indicate barrow. 3 firs and some dead trees - covered in nettles and undergrowth; impossible to estimate measurements (S3).
1986: Field boundary to E still bows around barrow. Bank to S of barrow, follows E edge of belt of trees and may well be a boundary related to it (S3). Long bank/mound may be pillow mound associated with rabbit warren.
1991: Difficult to find, lies in ill-cared for deciduous woodland.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 627.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, Barrow Survey, 1976.
  • <M2> (No record type): Barrow survey archive :.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S4> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL76NE9, 1977.
  • <S5> (No record type): Lawson, A.J., Martin, E. & Priddy, D.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. Lawson A J et al, The Barrows of East Anglia, East Anglian Archaeology.
  • <S6> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card, 1954.
  • <S7> Map: OS. OS Map. 1st edition, 1836.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Oct 20 2021 1:28PM

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