Monument record NAC 007 - Seven Hills Round Barrows; Hobbin's Belt

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Round Barrow - Part of Seven Hills group (see also BUC 006, 007, FXL 011, NAC 004-006, 008-013). Scheduled.


Grid reference Centred TM 2259 4114 (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 004-006, 008-013).
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).
1931: 'somewhat indefinite, 75 paces round and four feet high, bearing bracken and a couple of pine trees' (description could be of NAC 008)(S1).
1962: In good condition. 21m diameter and 1m high. Within a wood but clear of trees (S2).
1976: Tree and bracken covered. 20m in diameter and 1.87m high (S3). 1981: Large, spread, 18m diameter (S4).
1986: Under mature oak, with some bracken and young sweet chestnut. Some old stumps of felled trees. NE edge cuty by verge of A45. Dimensions as recorded above (S4).
1993: Adjoins S verge of the A1156, overlooking the road, stands to a height of 1m, covering a sub-circular area measuring circa 26m NS by 24m EW. Scheduled area redefined to include NAC 008 in November 1993 (S4).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): Morley C, E Anglian Miscellany, 1931, 33, no 8,417.
  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Martin, E.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia.
  • <R2> (No record type): Wooderspoon J, Memorials of Ipswich, 1850.
  • <M2> (No record type): Barrow survey:.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW15E.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1976.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.

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Jul 25 2019 11:04AM

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