Monument record SUT 008 - Group of round barrows, Sutton Hoo; Sutton Mounts; Mound 5

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Summary

'Mound 5'- 85 feet in diameter and under 1 foot high, 1964 (S1);? 80 feet (24.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2884 4877 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24NE
Civil Parish SUTTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

'Mound 5'- 85 feet in diameter and under 1 foot high, 1964 (S1);? 80 feet (24.5m) diameter and unknown height, 1975 (S2).
Partially excavated by I Longworth and I Kinnes in 1970. Revealed a grave containing the silhouette of a crouched inhumation, on the edge of the barrow. Other inhumations nearby, beyond the barrow. Very little surviving of the barrow mound (S3).
Three of mound 5 'satellite' graves were cut into quarry pits: the earliest when the quarry pit was freshly dug, the others when the quarry pits were partially refilled. In one case, the body was accompanied by an organic 'collar' around the neck, and the grave contained several animal horns.mound 5 contains a high proportion of suspected examples of rituall killing, including hanging and decapitation.(S7)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NE2.5.
  • <S2> (No record type): Bruce Mitford R, The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, 1, 1975.
  • <S3> (No record type): Longworth, I.H. & Kinnes, I.A.. Longworth I H and Kinnes I A, Sutton Hoo Excavations, 1966, 1968-1970, Brit Mus Occ Paper 23, 1980.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S5> Photograph: Farrands. Air Photograph. Farrand RH, AP, 148.1, 15 July 1976.
  • <S6> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 36 (1) 1985 p52, PSIAH 36(2) 1986 p155, PSIAH 37(1) 1989 p76.
  • <S7> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 37(2), 1989, p163-164.

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Jul 25 2019 11:41AM

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