Monument record MRM 013 - Eight Round Barrows on Martlesham Heath; Spratt's Plantation

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Round Barrow (remains of). Scheduled.


Grid reference Centred TM 2549 4534 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TM24NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round Barrow (remains of).
1838: One of three barrows shown on OS one inch map, first edition. 1935: Large tree covered bowl (R1).
1962: Remains of a bowl barrow. It has been dug away on the N and W sides, otherwise it is in fairly good condition. The barrow was originally 15m in diameter E-W by 17m transversely, its maximum height is 1.3m. It is covered with trees (S3).
1974: In woodland, too disturbed to be measurable (S4).
1977: Much mutilated (S1).
1981: Cut away on W & N. Narrow ditch on S side running E-W across barrow. Bracken & trees (S1).
1985: Very irregular profile; with mound cut away on N, W and E? In woodland, covered with grass, bracken and a couple of oak (S1).
January 1992: Stratigraphy of ditch visible in tree upcast on E side, circa 3m wide, 15cm deep (S2).
1994: SAM area revised (S1).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): NWHCM, 1935.
  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow file:.
  • <S1> (No record type): DOE, Scheduling information, October 1986, SAM file 21268.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S2> (No record type): Bamford H (DOE), site visit, January 15, 1992.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NE9C.
  • <S4> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E A, The Excav of Barrows 2, 3 & 4, Martlesham Heath, 1974, E Ang Archaeol, 3, 1976, 17-41.

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Jul 12 2019 4:16PM

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