Monument record BSE 004 - Thing Houe; Thing Hone; Betty Burrough's Hill
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8500 6544 (51m by 50m)|
|Civil Parish||BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Site of Thing Houe Tumulus (S2).
Human remains, horns and urns found in 1880 (S1)(S3). Marked as Thing Hone (?typographic error) on (S2)(S3).
Thing Hone, site of ancient mound, possible tumulus and was a place used by the Saxons for council and judicial assemblies, later used as an execution site until 1776 (S1)(R1)[a 'thyng' is the name of a Viking assembly site - from old English 'Thing' (meeting)].
'Until 1766 it was the place of execution and was called "Betty Burrough's Hill", from the name of the last person who suffered there'. Adjoined Shire-House Heath where stood Hen-Howe, also said to be a meeting place - see BSE 487.
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Record last edited
Jul 3 2019 8:26PM