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

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Greyware pottery recovered during excavation of round barrow (S2).


Grid reference Centred TL 7935 6850 (54m by 53m)
Map sheet TL76NE


Type and Period (1)

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Risby Poor's Heath Round Barrows.
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 (S1).
1964: Excavated by F de M and 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 and Rom (S1).
Pottery: grey ware pedestal base; shell gritted jar (type 2)(S2). Coin: Antoninianus of Gallienus, AD 253-268. From excavation of barrow R1).
See also Neo, BA.
Scheduled Monument.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- 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 Unpublished document: Department of the Environment.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): Vatcher F de M & H L, Excav of a Round Barrow, Nr Poor's Heath, Risby, Suffolk, PPS 42, 1976, 280- 2.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2021 11:14AM

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