Monument record BGL 011 - Two Round Barrows W of Foxburrow Plantation

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Summary

Scheduled Monument - Round Barrow. One of three shown on OS 1st ed map - see BGL 010 & 031.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2538 4423 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish BRIGHTWELL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round Barrow. One of three shown on OS 1st ed map - see BGL 010 & 031. 1962: Bowl barrow completely hidden beneath bracken. No condition report or measurements possible (S1).
1977: Much flattened barrow, 0.48m high, circa 18m diameter. Under rough grass at edge of field, behind house. Pond on E side (S2). 1981: Mutilated on N side by farm track, ditch noted previously not now visible. Barrow covered with apparent layer of dumped soil and vegetable matter, this has heightened it to 4-5 ft (S3).
1985: Approx 1.5m high and of irregular shape (presumably because of material dumped on it between 1977 & 1981), no sign of ditch. In garden, planted with roses, rockery and ground cover plants; S side terraced with tiles into 3 levels, with 20-30 cms interval between them; shallow tile and wood steps up E side. Track to N; pond to E; row of birch trees at SW edge. N side is steep, as if clipped by track, but impossible to tell whether dumped material or original mound has been affected (S3).
1991: Private house/farm/garden. Planted by occupants who are conservationists with daffodils, also self seeded trees. Marked at risk because of trees upon it.
1993: Scheduled area revised (S3).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <M1> (No record type): Barrow survey:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SE3B.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.

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Record last edited

Jun 7 2019 1:04PM

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