Monument record SUT 004 - Group of round barrows, Sutton Hoo ; Sutton Mounts; Tumulus I; Mound 1

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Summary

`Mound 1', excavated 1939 and contained a ship burial, probably of royal status (S1).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2878 4870 (26m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24NE
Civil Parish SUTTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

`Mound 1', excavated 1939 and contained the main ship burial, probably of royal status, and associated grave goods (S1).
The NW end of the barrow had been destroyed by ploughing pre 1881. The size before excavation has been estimated as 120 feet x 70 feet and 9 feet high (S2) or 100 feet (30m) diameter and 9 feet (2.75m) high (S1). Site re- excavated 1965-1970 (S1).
Mound reconstituted in the 1970s.
For prehistoric finds from under the mound see SUT 038.
Basil Brown recorded this as Tumulus I, having lettered rather than numbered the mounds. Great detail of his excavation contained in archive together with original letters to his wife, over 160 photographs and correspondence with him regarding the find extending to the 1970's (S4). Note reference to `2 coombes leading to the river' - see Neo.
N.B. See Arttype for full list of artefacts.
For a discussion of the significance of the objects found within the ship burial see S9
Scheduled Monument.

Sources/Archives (13)

  • --- Article in serial: Filmer-Sankey, W.. 1996. The 'Roman Emperor' in the Sutton Hoo Ship burial.
  • <S1> (No record type): Bruce Mitford R, The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, 3 vols, 1975, 1978, 1983.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index.
  • <M2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP CQ 074.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NE2.1,.
  • <S3> (No record type): Phillips C W, Antiq J, 20, 1940, 147 - 202.
  • <M3> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, II, 142; VII, 1-76; XI, 131; XIII, 10-14; XXXVIII, 101; XXXIX, whole volume; LI, 20-30; LVI.
  • <S5> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP CQ 74, 1979.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S7> Photograph: Farrands. Air Photograph. Farrand RH, AP, 148.1, 15 July 1976.
  • <S8> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 36 (1) 1985 p52, PSIAH 36(2) 1986 p155.
  • <S9> Article in serial: Filmer-Sankey, W.. 1996. The 'Roman Emperor' in the Sutton Hoo Ship burial.

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Feb 8 2018 11:37AM

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