Monument record FMP 002 - Risby Poor's Heath Round Barrows (Neo)

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Three sherds plain Windmill Hill ware from barrow-mound excavation (S3).


Grid reference Centred TL 7935 6850 (54m by 54m)
Map sheet TL76NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Risby's Poor Heath Round Barrows.
Most easterly has diameter of 120 ft and height 3 ft. Southern part cut by hedgerow, much denuded by ploughing (S1).
1964: Excavated by F de M & H L Vatcher. Two phases of mound-building,both associated with inhumations, succeeded by a cremation episode. All early BA. Also finds of Neo, IA & Rom pottery (S3).
1981: Most easterly has completely disappeared under the plough (S1). 1986: All of surrounding former heathland is now arable. Of the boundaries shown on the scheduling maplet, only that along the N edges of a and b survives. Soil is very light and sandy. Visible as slight rise of lighter sand, with a little struck flint. Approx 35m E-W, 38m N-S (S1). Group includes a fourth, unscheduled barrow at TL 7930 6858 (FMP 003). Three sherds plain Windmill Hill ware from barrow-mound excavation. 1991: Said to be unmaintained, ploughed and at risk (S2).
See also BA, Rom.
Scheduled Monument.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S2> (No record type): Suff Pres Soc (Paul Edwards) survey, table of results, 1991.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <S3> (No record type): Vatcher F de M & H L, Excav of a Round Barrow, Nr Poor's Heath, Risby, Suffolk, PPS 42, 1976, 275.

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Oct 19 2021 11:14AM

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