Monument record NAC 006 - Seven Hills Round Barrows; Knight's Wood

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Round Barrow - Part of Seven Hills group (see also BUC 006, 007, FXL 011, NAC 004, 005, 007-013). Scheduled.


Grid reference Centred TM 2225 4123 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round Barrow - Part of Seven Hills group (see also BUC 006, 007, FXL 011, NAC 004, 005, 007-013).
1764: Barrows opened. "Ashes were found in some. One disclosed pieces of apparently human bone" (R2)(S4).
Numerous (more than 7) round tumuli, some of considerable size. The 1836 1 inch OS map marks 11 of them (S4).
1962: In good condition. Dense high bracken covers the mound. Estimated diameter 20m, height 1m (S1).
1976: Circa 22m diameter, 1.38m high. Trees on mound, hole in centre, rabbited (S2).
1981: Illicit shaft discovered dug into centre of mound. Shaft approximately 1m deep, 75cm long and 50cm wide, wood lined. Perhaps a year old (S3).
1981: Under mature deciduous trees with some conifers and much bracken and other undergrowth. SW edge clipped by fence flanking railway line. Dimensions as above (S4).
1993: `1.4m in height and 22m in diameter'. Scheduled area enlarged November 1993 (S4).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW15D.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1976.
  • <R2> (No record type): Wooderspoon J, Memorials of Ipswich, 1850.
  • <M2> (No record type): Barrow survey:.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1981.
  • <M3> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: photographs of illicit shaft.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.

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Jul 25 2019 11:03AM

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