Record Details

NHER Number:10311
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow


A Bronze Age round barrow, excavated in the mid 19th century. Burnt earth and charcoal found within the barrow may be the remains of a cremation. The barrow mound is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. Linear ditches and enclosures previously recorded at this site are now recorded separately as NHER 49493.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3217 0079
Map Sheet:TG30SW

Full description

Context 1.
Barrow on White Heath opened by Rev. C. R. Manning and Rev. Dr. Beal.
Had it been opened about 1830 by Utting as had NHER 10312?
Burnt earth and charcoal found.(S1-S4)
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 1975.

2 August 1977. NAU air photography.
Surrounding site of barrow (no cropmark of barrow).
Positive cropmarks; linear ditches and enclosures.(S5)
D. A. Edwards (NAU) 10 August 1983.

In fact there may after all be a tiny segment of ring ditch at context 1 but it is very hard to make out.
E. Rose and J. Albone (NLA), 3 November 2006.

June 2007. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a Bronze Age round barrow is visible on aerial photographs (S5). The central grid reference for this cropmark has been amended from TG 3221 0076 to TG 3218 0079. Linear ditch cropmarks previously recorded under this HER number are now recorded as NHER 49493. A sub-circular negative cropmark with a diameter of 17m is present relating to a levelled earthwork mound. Re-examination of the rectified aerial photograph does not reveal convincing evidence for a ring ditch. This cropmark relates to a round barrow of Bronze Age date. It forms part of a barrow cemetery (NHER 49491) located on White Heath.
J. Albone (NMP), 7 June 2007

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HEARTH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 30 SW 10.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Bergh Apton.
<S1>Serial: Page, W.. 1901. Victoria County History: A History of Norfolk Volume 1. Victoria County History. p 275.
<S2>Article in Serial: Manning, C. R.. 1859. The Examination of some British Barrows in the Parish of Bergh Apton. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol V pp 180-184. pp 180-184.
<S3>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 418.
<S4>Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1890-1910. Hundred of Clavering. The Churches of Norfolk.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 3200E (NLA 56/ALC15) 02-AUG-1977.

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49491Part of: Bronze Age round barrow cemetery (Monument)

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