Monument record RBY 006 - Round Barrow.

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Round Barrow.


Grid reference Centred TL 7850 6798 (24m by 24m)
Map sheet TL76NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Round Barrow. Shown on OS 25 inch (S1) and 6 inch (S2) maps (S3).
February 1869: Probably second barrow on "Long Heath Field" - field shown as "Long Heath" on Tithe map (S6) excavated by W Greenwell. Described as being composed of sand and "had been reduced by the plough..."- "56 feet in diameter, nothing was found but a fragment of a Saxon urn, and parts of the skull & pelvis of an ox" (S4). This excavation was formerly associated with RBY 005.
1958: Still shown as upstanding barrow on OS 6 inch map (S2). 1962: Barrow reduced by the plough to low, spread, unsurveyable mound (S3).
1976: Nothing visible (S7).
1977: Now completely levelled, leaving no evidence on the ground (S3).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, 25 inch map (2nd ed), 1904.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: Afforestation proposal/application.
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 6 inch map, TL 76 NE, 1958.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL76NE3.
  • <S4> (No record type): Greenwell W, Examination of Suffolk Tumuli - Risby, Quat J Suff Inst Archaeol, 1869, 38-40.
  • <S5> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E A, EAA, 3, 1976, 60.
  • <S6> Map: 1839/40. Risby Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <S7> (No record type): Lawson, A.J., Martin, E. & Priddy, D.. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. Lawson A J, Martin E A, Priddy D, The Barrows of E Anglia, EAA 12, 1981.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2021 2:25PM

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