Monument record NAC 011 - 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 004-010, 012-013). Scheduled.


Grid reference Centred TM 2231 4119 (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 004-010, 012-013).
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 OS 1 inch map marks 11 of them (S3).
Barrow, 15 yards overall, slightly curtailed by the railway boundary,undated note by E R H Hancox (position given as TM 2232 4118) (S1).
1962: SW perimeter destroyed where cut by railway fence, mound otherwise in good condition. 16m diameter, 0.7m high. Covered with light undergrowth with some trees (S1).
1976: Small trees. Height circa 0.69m, diameter circa 15m. Edge cut by railway fence (S2).
1981: Bracken free, tree covered (S3).
1986: Under deciduous trees. SW edge cut by railway (S3).
1993: Truncated on SW edge by boundary of railway line. `Measures 15m NE to SW by circa 12m NE to SW and stands to a height of 0.7m'. Scheduled area (of group of 6) enlarged November 1993 (S3).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW15L.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Department of the Environment.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 11:25AM

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