Monument record NAC 009 - 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 004-008, 010-013). Scheduled.


Grid reference Centred TM 2228 4124 (26m by 24m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round Barrow - Part of Seven Hills group (see also BUC 006, 007, FXL 011, NAC 004-008, 010-013).
1764: Barrows opened. "Ashes were found in some. One disclosed pieces of apparently human bone" (R2)(S3).
Numerous (more than 7) round tumuli, some of considerable size. The 1836 1 inch OS map marks 11 of them (S3).
Small barrow, much spread, undated note by E R H Hancox (S1).
1962: J (OS reference) - Barrow located in dense, tall bracken and no rise in ground noted (S1).
1976: Tree and bracken covered. Very low mound height, circa 0.40m, diameter circa 11m (S2).
1981: Not visible under bracken (S3).
1986: Visible as very slight rise under bracken and trees. Dimensions as above (S3).
1993: Smallest barrow of group of six (SAM 21281), `0.4m in height and is recorded as having covered an area circa 11m in diameter, although the part which remains upstanding now has a maximum diameter of 5m'. Scheduled area (of group) enlarged November 1993 (S3).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW15J.
  • <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> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.

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Jul 25 2019 11:06AM

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