Record Details

NHER Number:10312
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

This is the site of a Bronze Age round barrow which was excavated in 1830. Urns, swords and other artefacts are reported to have been found, but all are now lost. A cropmark of the barrow mound is visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3239 0080
Map Sheet:TG30SW
Parish:THURTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Barrow west of village, east of Sandy Lane.
Excavated 1830 (destroyed) by Mr.Utting, solicitor of Thurton.
Urns, swords and other remains found. According to OS, in this barrow. Now lost.

The old edition 6" OS, and (S1), say a Roman coin hoard was found in 1707 in this barrow, but R.R.Clarke (NCM) said this was not correct. Hoard is NHER 10323.

See (S2), (S3) (Manning says gone by 1854), and (S4).

Possibly remnant placed on brow of hill in ploughed field. Not sufficient to measure dimensions.
Comp. A.J.Lawson (NAU), 16 December 1975.

29 July 1986. NAU air photography.
Very irregular ring ditch on site of this barrow (S5)
Comp. E.Rose, 17 May 1993.

June 2007. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a Bronze Age round barrow is visible on aerial photographs (S6). The central grid reference for this cropmark has been amended from TG 3239 0081 to TG 3239 0080. A circular negative cropmark with a diameter of 16m is present relating to a levelled earthwork mound. This cropmark relates to a round barrow of Bronze Age date. It forms part of a barrow cemetery (NHER 49491) located on White Heath. The irregular ring ditch cropmark previously recorded here (See above (S5)) appears to relate to a natural feature rather than the round barrow.
J. Albone (NMP), 7 June 2007

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 30 SW 11.
---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 - Neolithic. Thurton.
<S1>Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk. Vols 1-19. Vols 1-19..
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 422.
<S3>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. p 180.
<S4>Article in Serial: Tingey, J. C. 1901. On the Course of the Ickneild Way through Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XIV pp 135-152. p 148.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1986. NHER TG 3200F-J (NLA 184/DCZ1-4) 29-JUL-1986.
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1429 4205-6 16-APR-1946 (NMR).

Related records

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

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