Bowl Barrow 250m North West of Pin Farm


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Early Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Suffolk County Council

District Council

Forest Heath District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

West Suffolk

Grid Reference

OV724724 (572397, 267264)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.2761, 0.527246

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A bowl barrow located 250 metres north west of Pin Farm. The barrow is visible as an earthern mound, stands to a height of approximately 0.4 metres and has a diameter of about 30 metres. Parts of the barrow were investigated in 1969 by F Petersen who dug a complete cross section through the mound, excavating a large area of the centre, together with stretches of the encircling ditch. The ditch was shown to be up to 4.85 metres wide and 1.8 metres deep. The mound was discovered to be made up of an inner core sand capped by an outer layer of gravel, suggesting that it had been created by spoil derived from the ditch. The centre of the mound had been cut throgh by a previous robber trench which had disturbed both the central burial and several other inhumation and cremation burials. What remained of the central burial included fragments of human bone, sherds of pottery and a single amber bead. In the vicinity of the grave were piles of human bone, relating to at least six individuals. Undisturbed peripheral burials in the south east quadrant of the mound consisted of four inhumations and seven cremations. The layout of these peripheral burials, in an arc around the edge of the mound, suggested a small Early Bronze Age organised cemetery, perhaps used by a single community for a comparatively limited period of time. Scheduled.

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