Stuart Piggott’s plan of the barrows
Stuart Ernest Piggott CBE (1910–1996) was born in Petersfield and educated at Churcher’s College. He was fascinated by the barrows on the Heath, an interest that led him to study, and eventually work in, prehistoric archaeology. He mapped the Bronze Age burial mounds that he could identify on the Heath on this plan. Piggott later became involved in famous excavations such as Stonehenge in Wiltshire and the Anglo-Saxon burial chamber at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.