Monument record GAZ 001 - Pin Farm Round Barrow; Gallow Field (Tithe) (BA)

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Pin Farm Round Barrow. Partly excavated in 1969. Scheduled.


Grid reference Centred TL 7240 6727 (35m by 38m)
Map sheet TL76NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Pin Farm Round Barrow.
1935: Slade Bottom - bowl, ploughed (R3)
1969: 0.6m high; ditch 40m in diameter, 5m wide; ploughed. Excavation revealed 16 burials; central grave had been robbed by previous excavators and only contained a few fragments of bone, a sherd of BA pottery and the end of an amber bead. Other graves: bones of a child (10-12); bones of adult female; bones of adult male and adolescent female; child (circa 8). Cremations: adult female (?) with sherds of collared urn; adult ? female; adult ? female; youth; child (2-4) under collared urn; adult ? female & male; young adult female (R2).
1977: Mound 28m in diameter, 0,6m high; ploughed (S1).
1986: Visible as a rise in a field of barley and in a farm track which runs over its E half. Also marked by increased density of non-artefactual flint. Dimensions difficult to estimate: perhaps 0.5m high and 30m in diameter (S1).
1840 Tithe map shows stylistic depiction of round barrow - located in arable field (S3).
February 1998: scheduled area revised(?) - details in (S1).
For gallows see GAZ Misc.
See also IA.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL76NW7.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R2> (No record type): Petersen F, The Excavation of an early Bronze Age cemetery at Pin Farm, Gazeley, PSIA, 33, 1973, (1).
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, APs AGI 14, AJM 13.
  • <M2> (No record type): Barrow index:.
  • <R3> Museum Record Card: Norwich Castle Museum. Various?. NWHCM.
  • <M3> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. APs: AGI 14, AJM 13.
  • <S3> Map: 1840/42. Gazeley Tithe Map & Apportionment. Gazeley Tithe map, 1840, SRO(B) T156/2.
  • <R4> (No record type): OS, AP 76/060/115, May 1976.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2021 2:50PM

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