MAY 19 2022 – ‘CRAWLEY RESIDENT DISCOVERS WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE BRONZE AGE BELL BARROW IN IFIELD’ – CRAWLEY OBSERVER – MAY 19 2022

Location of the possible Bronze Age Bell Barrow West of Ifield – the circular image in the centre of the picture – between Ifield Brook [running up from the south] meeting the River Mole [running south west to north east] – Lidar image provided by David Staveley – with thanks.

 

Possible Bell Barrow [in blue] within part Homes England’s proposed 10,000 masterplan West of Ifield. Image provided by Ian Mulcahy – with thanks.
Lidar image provided by Ian Mulcahy – with thanks

 

 

 

Crawley resident discovers what is believed to be Bronze Age Bell Barrow in Ifield

An ancient Bell Barrow is believed to have been discovered in Ifield.

Richard Symonds, of The Ifield Society, discovered what is believed to be an Early Bronze Age Bell barrow, which dates back more than 3,500 years old.

The site is located just below The Druid’s Copse near the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Ifield Court Moat in St Margaret’s Parish Fields.

This specific area West of Ifield is rich in Neolithic, Celtic, Roman and Anglo Saxon artefacts.

The site of the discovery

The site of the discovery

Mr Symonds said: “An Archaeological dig is now critical. Archaeological confirmation by experts is being sought.”

Richard W. Symonds

Richard W. Symonds

MAY 21 2022 – ‘THE SAXON WAY’ – SATURDAY WALK [11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE – RETURN BY 1PM]

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