Monument record ARG 002 - Square Plantation Round Barrow;Two bowl barrows, Square Plantation

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Scheduled Monument (with ARG 014) - Round barrow, 5 feet high with 60 feet diameter.


Grid reference Centred TM 4540 6043 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM46SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1948: Round barrow, 5 feet high with 60 feet diameter. Covered with bracken and silver birches. Does not appear to have been dug into (S1). Scheduled by Ministry of Works letter of 15 March 1950 (S1).
1950: "Condition excellent, completely untouched" (S2).
1970: A truncated mound standing to a maximum height of 0.9m. Planted out and surrounded by afforestation, the feature is probably a tumulus (S2). 1977: Tree and bracken covered in a coniferous plantation. Mound 1.31m high, 20m diameter (S3).
1981: Bowl type barrow. Tree and bracken covered in coniferous woodland. In wood covered with bracken and silver birch as specified. Dimensions 5 feet high and 60 feet in diameter appear correct. Spoke to (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s), site will remain unchanged in woodland (S1).
1984: Round barrow, 1.5m high and 21.6m diameter (S1).
S of further barrow - see ARG 014.
1992: `Stands to a height of 1.3m and covers a circular area with a maximum diameter of 22m (S1).
January 1993: Scheduled area enlarged to include ARG 014 - see (S1).

March 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The round barrow described above is clearly visible on Lidar imagery (S5), along with a second round barrow to the north (SHER ARG 014). Neither of these features could be discerned on the available aerial photography, however, due to the tree cover.
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 26th March 2015.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <M1> (No record type): Photograph: AFD 8.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <M2> (No record type): Barrow survey: archive.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM46SE1, 6 March 1970.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, Barrow Survey, 1977.
  • <M3> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Lawson A J, Martin E A & Priddy D. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S5> LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR TM4560 Environment Agency 2m DTM 25-JUL-2011.

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Aug 4 2022 12:11PM

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