Monument record MRM 017 - Martlesham Heath Barrow Number 1

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Site of round barrow. Reported to have been destroyed in 1917 when the airfield was made


Grid reference Centred TM 2458 4569 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM24NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Site of round barrow.
1935: Not found, probably destroyed when aerodrome was erected (NWHCM). 1953: No longer exists. Reported to have been destroyed in 1917 when the airfield was made (S2).
1974: Site of barrow was exacavated. No ditch or graves were located. a small pit 0.6m in diameter and 0.4m deep, containing Beaker pottery, was found. Also a scatter of pottery sherds and flint tools, including a microlith point. Site now destroyed by new Felixstowe road (R1).
For more information on pottery beaker, see (S1).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow file:.
  • <R1> (No record type): EAA, Martin E, The excavation of Barrow 1, Martlesham Heath, 1, 1975, 5-11.
  • <S1> (No record type): Gibson A M, Beaker Domestic Sites, BAR 107(i), 1982, 198.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NW27.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jul 13 2005 3:48PM

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