Monument record RBY 006 - Round Barrow.

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Summary

Round Barrow.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7850 6798 (24m by 24m)
Map sheet TL76NE
Civil Parish RISBY, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

Map

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 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service.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

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (4)

Record last edited

Oct 19 2021 2:25PM

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