Monument record LVT 001 - 8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath

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1 of 8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath.


Grid reference Centred TM 2422 4053 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath.
1959: Diameter 24 yds, height 2 ft, no visible ditch. Spread, lightly ploughed (S1).
Barrow - spread by ploughing (1962). 18.0m diameter, 0.20m maximum height. 1981: Not visible under crop (S1).
1983: Destroyed (S1).
1991: Said to be ploughed and at risk. Entire area bisected by new A45 - Felixstowe road. Area of barrow sites under barley and only 2 overgrown bridlepaths unaccessible. No visual sign of barrow under crops (S3). January 1992: Not visible, completely flattened (S2).
1993: Area of barrow clearly defined by circular area c.16m diameter, light coloured, sandy patch (S4).
A Bronze Age round barrow is visible on aerial photographs of 1944 as an earthwork and later as a cropmark on Levington Heath, Levington parish, centred on circa TM24224054 (S5 - S7). The barrow is visible as a mound circa 20 metres in diameter, but no clearly defined ditch, berm or external bank can be seen. By 1987 the barrow is visible only as a pale cropmark (S7).

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW16.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S2> (No record type): Bamford H (DOE), site visit, January 17 1992.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Suffolk Preservation Society. 1991. Suffolk Preservation Society Survey. Suff Pres Soc Survey, 1991.
  • <S4> (No record type): EH, Scheduling information.
  • <S5> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/15 3045 28-MAY-1944.
  • <S6> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/637 5097 19-APR-1951.
  • <S7> Photograph: OS, AP. OS 87/146 8947-8 11-SEP-1987.

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Jun 7 2019 10:58AM

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