Monument record BLX 001 - Round Barrow on Blaxhall Common; Blaxhall Heath (Rom)
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 3790 5686 (50m by 50m)|
|Civil Parish||BLAXHALL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
Round Barrow. Possible burial: a cremation in a round barrow. "A tumulus, in which a Rom urn was found about 20 years ago, containing ashes, two coins and piece of a sword 3 inches long". (OS map marked 'Rom' urns found 1827) (S1)(S4).
January 1977: Large hole in centre, otherwise very good condition. On heathland - gorse heather and grass. Mound height 1.22m, mound diameter circa 30m (S2).
1981: Barrow still on heathland. Estimate height nearer 4.5 ft. Appears to be traces of slight ditch. Depression approximately 9m x 5m on top. Barrow covered in grass and new heather. Several small paths leading to barrow through surrounding old heather (S3).
1985: Height 4-5 ft, slight traces of ditch. Depression remains in centre. Not sure about ditch (S3).
- <S1> SSF15182 (No record type): OS, map 1:10560.
- <R1> SSF23129 (No record type): White, Directory, 1844, 528.
- <M1> SSF44675 (No record type): Photographs: AFD 5, 6.
- <S2> SSF19390 (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1977.
- <M2> SSF44676 (No record type): Barrow survey: archive.
- <R2> SSF50032 Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM35NE1.
- <M3> SSF44677 (No record type): SAM file:.
- <S3> SSF5242 Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
- <R3> SSF715 (No record type): Archaeological Journal, 1900, 135.
- <S4> SSF54455 Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 301, 626.
- <R4> SSF5522 Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
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Record last edited
Mar 9 2012 5:04PM