Monument record RGH 002 - Tumuli - Part of Eastlow Hill Group

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Three Barrows - Part of Eastlow Hill Group.


Grid reference Centred TL 8994 6167 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Three Barrows - Part of Eastlow Hill Group.
Barrow A (site of)(TL 8994 6171 approx):
1843: Quarried away by labourers. Mound contained a tiled chamber, within which were a cremation in a glass vessel and a large iron lamp (R1).
1871: Destroyed (R2)(R3).
1970: No trace (S1).
1976: No trace (R4).
Barrow B (remains of)(TL 8992 6167):
1843: Excavated by Prof J H Henslow. Mound 54 feet in diameter and 6 feet high. Central tiled chamber containing broken glass vessel which held a cremation and a coin of Trajan, a glass lachrymatory, two small grey ware vessels, two yellow ware flagons, two samian bowls and two platters, an iron lamp and two slightly curved iron rods (R1).
1871: A grassed and mutilated mound, 56 feet in diameter, 5 feet high (R2)(R3).
1970: Mound is now four spoil heaps (S1).
1976: Four overgrown spoil heaps in copse (R4).
Barrow C (site of)(TL 8992 6165 approx):
1843: Opened by Prof J H Henslow. Mound partly under the road and much damaged. 'Two vases of imperfectly burnt dark earthenware' each containing a cremation found on the old ground surface. Sherds of samian ware were found under the barrow (R1).
1871: Destroyed (R2)(R3).
1951: "Found pieces of Rom tiles and one sherd of early Iron Age pottery near the spoil heaps of one of the smaller tumuli" (This could refer to B or C)(R5).
See also RGH 001.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86SE1.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <R1> (No record type): Henslow J W, Account of Roman Antiq at Rougham, Bury & Norwich Post, 20 Sep 1843.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume.
  • <R2> (No record type): Babington C, Roman Antiquities found at Rougham in 1842 & 1843, PSIA, 4, 1874, 257-281.
  • <M3> (No record type): Barrow Survey archive:.
  • <R3> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 315-316 & 293-294.
  • <R4> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E, 1976.
  • <R5> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, III, 102.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2016 3:58PM

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