Monument record LVT 005 - 8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath

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A possible round barrow of Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthworks and cropmark, one of a number recorded on Levington Heath, Levington parish. Scheduled


Grid reference Centred TM 2487 4040 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

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8 Round Barrows on Levington Heath.
1959: Diameter 26 yds, height 3 ft. No visible ditch. Ploughed over and badly ploughed into on S (S1).
1962: Lies within cabbage field and was not visited. One of group. Estimated to be 0.3 to 0.5m in height.
1977: Mound height 0.56m, diameter circa 23m.
1981: Visible under crop. Height less than above (S1).
1983: Destroyed.
1992: Still visible as low mound, between 25-40cm high, in field (S2). 1993: Still visible, 0.4m high, diameter c.30m, with surrounding infilled ditch c.3m wide (S3).
A possible round barrow of Bronze Age date can be seen on aerial photographs as the earthworks and cropmarks of a mound and ring ditch, centred on Levington Heath at circa TM24874041, Levington parish. The mound is circa 14 metres in diameter and the ring ditch approximately 23 metres in diameter. The mound can be seen as both an earthwork and cropmark on aerial photographs of 1944, but by 1987 is visible only as a pale cropmark of irregular shape (S4). It must be assumed that even by 1944 the mound had been damaged by agricultural activity and was somewhat reduced in size. The ring ditch can only be seen on one photograph of 1990, which provides extremely poor control, and is therefore likely to be more inaccurately mapped than the mound (S5). This is one of a number of probable barrows in a small group (see LVT 004, 005, 006, 008 and LVT 034), but a number of similar sites are visible on Levington Heath (S6).

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Department of the Environment.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.
  • <M2> (No record type): APs: ACQ 30, 31.
  • <R2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM 24SW21B.
  • <S2> (No record type): Bamford H (DOE), site visit, January 17 1992.
  • <R3> (No record type): SAU, AP ACQ 30, 31.
  • <S3> (No record type): EH Scheduling information, November 1993.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA15 3044-5 28-MAY-1944.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. TM 2540/20 (4578/17) 28-MAY-1990.
  • <S6> Photograph: OS, AP. OS/87146 8947-8 11-SEP-1987.

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Jun 7 2019 11:11AM

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