Five Bowl Barrows 490m and 500m North West of Bussock Barn

Suffolk

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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Suffolk County Council

District Council

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Parish

Shottisham

Parliamentary Constituency

Suffolk Coastal

Grid Reference

OR330330 (632970, 245790)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.061, 1.399

Nearest Postcode

IP12 3HS

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Notes

A group of five bowl barrows in two separate areas of protection, located near the edge of a south-facing spur. The barrows are visible as earthen mounds, circular in plan and of varying size. Three of them are closely spaced on an approximately north-south alignment within the remains of a small plantation. At the southern end of the alignment is the largest of the mounds, which stands to a height of approximately 1.2 metres and covers an area of approximately 25 metres in diameter. Immediately NNW of this is the second mound measuring approximately 13 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres in height. The third lies to the north of the second and has the same dimensions. All three mounds are thought to be encircled by ditches, estimated to be 3 metres in width. These have become infilled but survive as buried features. The fourth and fifth mounds are to the east of the first group, lying just outside the boundary of the plantation. Both are small in size, relative to the other group, one measuring 8 metres in diameter 0.7 metres in height, the other 7 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres in height. These mounds are also encircled by buried ditches, estimated to be 2 metres in width. Scheduled.

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