Sullington Warren - eastern ridge large northern barrow

Record ID:  121839 / MNA125907
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Sullington Warren; London and South East
Civil Parish:  Storrington and Sullington; Horsham; West Sussex
Grid Reference:  TQ 0959 1457
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Summary

Large barrow on eastern risge. Part of barrow cemetary on two ridges on the Greensand.

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Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BARROW CEMETERY (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)

Description

Approx. diameter of 22m and about 1m high. South side looks higher, maybe up to 2m high. This barrow is heather clad with a few saplings growing and some bracken. There is a small path through the middle about 0.5m wide Unlike the other barrows in this cemetary the top appears undisturbed. This may indicate that this barrow has not been explored by antiquarian digging and is therefore unusually well preserved.

There are pine and birch trees very close to this monument and a patch of bracken threatening to encroach on the south west side.

There is no convincing sign of a ditch though one may exist below ground level, now infilled.

References

  • SNA67510 - Sketch Map: National Trust. 2017. Condition Assessment Sketch Map, Sullington Warren Barrow (MNA125907).

  • SZL13737 - Photograph - colour: Joy Ede. 01/11/1997. Sullington - Barrow 121839, heather clad showing small path. 2M. 17.

  • SZL22765 - Slide: Joy Ede. 01/11/1997. Sullington - barrow 121839 showing south heather covered side. 2M. 19.

  • SZL45322 - Photograph - colour: Joy Ede. 01/11/1997. Sullington - Barrow 121839, heather clad. 2M. 16.

  • SZL4896 - Monograph: J Dallaway. 1815. A History of the western division of the County of Sussex. 2.

  • SZL7643 - Article in serial: L V Grinsell. 1940. Sussex Barrows Supplementary Paper. 82.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 2542
  • National Monuments Record Reference: TQ01SE13B/393083
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (Biological)

Associated Events

  • ENA8966 - Heritage Assessment, Rapid Condition Assessment, Sullington Warren Barrow (MNA125907)

Associated Finds

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Related Records

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