Monument record IPS 031 - Bronze Age Barrow on Fox's Heath, Ipswich.

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A Bronze Age barrow on Fox's Heath, Ipswich.


Grid reference Centred TM 2015 4100 (21m by 21m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1976? Field Survey. Barrow circa 36m in diameter, circa 0.64m high, situated in the middle of a ploughed field. A flint scraper was found on mound (S1).

1978: Excavation 1978 by L Elmhirst for Suffolk Archaeological Unit, prior to the destruction for the Ipswich Southern By-Pass (A45 now A14). A 1.5m trench across the mound failed to find any ditches. A larger area opened up at the centre failed to reveal any burials, but there was a scatter of Bronze Age pottery sherds, including some of Beaker type (S2).

2001-2004: Suffolk Coast The Bronze Age barrow described in (S1) and (S2) ia visible as a soilmark and slight earthwork on aerial photographs, located at TM 20154100 on Fox's Heath, Ipswich. The mark visible on the aerial photographs is 17m in diameter, (S3, S4).

Originally numbered NAC 017?

See also (S5-S7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Source Unchecked: Loader T. 1976. SAU, Leader T A, field survey, 1976.. SAU, Leader T A, field survey, 1976.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Balkwill, C.J. & Martin, E.A.. 1979. Archaeology in Suffolk 1978. XXXIV (3). PSIA 34, pt 3, 1979, 219.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/22 4091-4092 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S4> Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Meridian - Air Photograph. MAL/73044 140-141 22-AUG-1973.
  • <S5> (No record type): Photograph : SAU ECO 9.
  • <S6> Source Unchecked: 1978. Excavation archive: Bronze Age Barrow on Fox's Heath, Ipswich.. Excavation archive:.
  • <S7> Photograph: Aerial Photograph 14. SAU, AP AGF 14.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jun 18 2018 8:46AM

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