Monument record CHF 006 - Two round barrows on Wantisden Heath

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A round barrow of probable Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs, Chillesford parish


Grid reference Centred TM 3733 5273 (25m by 26m)
Map sheet TM35SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Round barrow, diameter about 60 ft, height about 3 ft, ploughed down. Scheduled 1957, SW of 77a (CHF 004) (S1).
1977: Height 0.17m, diameter circa 30m (S2).
1981: Both barrows badly ploughed out under pea crop. Estimate height to be no more than 2 ft in either case, probably less. Diameter almost impossible to assess as definition so poor (S1).
June 1993: Descheduled (S1). Formerly Suff 77b.
A round barrow of probable Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Round Hill in Chillesford parish, centred on circa TM37335273. The barrow is one of two in this area (see CHF 006), but is the less visible of the two. On 1943 photography it appears to be about 25m in diameter. No encircling ditch is visible, but this may be due to dense vegetation cover, probably bracken or gorse. By 1972 the area is under cultivation and the barrows are no longer visible as earthworks, but their associated ditches may be showing as slightly diffuse cropmarks (S4). On 1981 photograph the location of the barrow mounds are only visible as parchmarks (S5). An additional ring ditch may be visible as a faint cropmark to the west of the barrows, but without additional photography it is not possible to be sure.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> (No record type): DOE, Scheduling informaton.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S3> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US 7PH/GP/LOC132 5038-9 30-DEC-1943.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/72191 26-7 10-JUL-1972.
  • <S5> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (COH9) 13-JUN-1981.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 1955, 42.

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Record last edited

Feb 17 2010 10:31AM

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