Monument record LVT 003 - 8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath

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A probable Bronze Age round barrow is visible on aerial photographs of Levington Heath, forming part of a larger complex in the immediate area.


Grid reference Centred TM 2452 4054 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

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8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath.
1959: Diameter 30 yds, height 4 ft. No visible ditch. Lightly ploughed (S1).
1962: Bowl barrow much reduced and spread by the plough. Under corn stubble. No visible ditch. One of two. 23m in diameter, 1.1m high. 1981: Visible under crop. Height less than above (S1).
1983: Destroyed (S1).
1992: Still visible as low mound, between 25-40cm high, in field (S2). 1993: Still visible, 0.4m high, c. 24m diameter (S3).
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 TM24524053 (S4 - S5). The barrow is visible as a mound up to 23 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 (8)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <R2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW20.
  • <S2> (No record type): Bamford H (DOE), site visit, January 17 1992.
  • <S3> (No record type): EH Scheduling information.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/15 3045 28-MAY-1944.
  • <S5> Photograph: OS, AP. OS 87/146 8947-8 11-SEP-1987.

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Jun 7 2019 11:09AM

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