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

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Summary

Round Barrow, diameter 120 feet and 3 feet high, South part cut by a hedge, excavated 1964.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7935 6850 (54m by 53m)
Map sheet TL76NE
Civil Parish FLEMPTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Round Barrow, diameter 120 feet and 3 feet high, S part cut by a hedge. Much denuded by ploughing (S1).

Excavations in 1964 revealed two phase mound with double ditch. Outer ditch 24.38 x 23.47m diameter, 0.81-0.99, wide and 1.22m deep; inner ditch 23.17 x 18.9m diameter, 0.65-1.5m wide and 0.6m deep. Mound 1.06m high. Eight inhumations and fragments of others. Primary child with crude beaker/food vessel. Others include one in tree trunk coffin, one with jet spacer and three biconical beads, one with low quality beaker, one with a food vessel. Area of secondary cremations - not dated - burnt in situ. Also collared urn sherds (S2).

1976: Hedge line gone. Ploughed. Height 0.92m, diameter circa 45m. 1981: Most easterly completely disappeared under plough.

1986: Visible as slight rise of lighter sand, with a little struck flint. Approx 35m E-W, 38m N-S (S1).

See Also Neolithic and Roman records.

Scheduled Monument.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: DOE scheduling information.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Vatcher F de M & H L. 1976. The excavation of a round barrow near Poor's Heath, Risby, Suffolk. Vatcher F de M & H L, The excavation of a round barrow near Poor's Heath, Risby, Suffolk, PPS.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Lawson A J, Martin E A & Priddy D. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. Lawson A J, Martin E A & Priddy D, The Barrows of East Anglia, EAA 12, 1981.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Smedley,N. and E. J.Owles. 1962. Pottery of the Early and Early Middle Bronze Age in Suffolk.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Jan 15 2021 1:59PM

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