Monument record BLX 001 - Round Barrow on Blaxhall Common; Blaxhall Heath (Rom)

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Scheduled Monument - Round Barrow.


Grid reference Centred TM 3790 5686 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM35NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

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).
Also Un.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, map 1:10560.
  • <R1> (No record type): White, Directory, 1844, 528.
  • <M1> (No record type): Photographs: AFD 5, 6.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1977.
  • <M2> (No record type): Barrow survey: archive.
  • <R2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM35NE1.
  • <M3> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R3> (No record type): Archaeological Journal, 1900, 135.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 301, 626.
  • <R4> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.

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Record last edited

Mar 9 2012 5:04PM

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