Monument record MRM 018 - Round Barrow in Portal Avenue

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Round barrow in Portal Avenue. Scheduled Monument.


Grid reference Centred TM 2423 4616 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM24NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round barrow in Portal Avenue.
1935: Large bowl covered with conifers, no visible ditch (NWHCM).
1962: A large bowl barrow situated on the edge of Martlesham Airfield and much mutilated by slit trenches, etc. Mound has a diameter of 30.5m and is about 2.0m high. It is bracken and bramble covered and has fir trees growing upon it (S3).
1977: In a small plantation between houses, 30m in diameter and 2.63m high. Covered with fir trees. Various disturbances on the summit, otherwise in very good condition (R1).
1985: A large and prominent barrow (S1).
1991: Said to be at risk. Rabbit damage. Appears to have been used as children's playground (S2).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow file:.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Preservation Society. 1991. Suffolk Preservation Society Survey. Suff Pres Soc Survey, 1991.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photograph: FD 10.
  • <M3> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NW29.

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Record last edited

Jul 12 2019 4:19PM

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