Record Details

NHER Number:10441
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow and medieval hooked fastener

Summary

An aerial photograph taken in around 1933 showed a very faint ring here surrounding a possible barrow. A visit to the site in 1981 showed no trace of the features. This is probably the same site as NHER 17698. In 1991 a medieval half-barrel-shaped hooked fastener was found here. It had diagonal crosshatched decoration inlaid with niello, and groups of rocker-arm ornamentation in spaces between the lines.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 32 98
Map Sheet:TM39NW
Parish:SEETHING, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1932.
?Barrow discovered by [1]. See (S1).

1933.
15cm (6in) high, flattened, with ditch - a tree ring? Tree on edge.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1981.
Nothing on site now.
A. Lawson (NAU) 27 October 1981.

Aerial photograph taken by Norwich Aero Club (copy NAU) in around 1933 shows a very faint ring here, with tree on edge as stated; but this site could also be site NHER 17698 misplaced.
E. Rose (NAU) 27 October 1981.

Around 1991.
Found by member of the public [2].
Medieval half-barrel-shaped hooked fastener, with diagonal cross-hatched decoration inlaid with niello, and groups of rocker-arm ornament in spaces between lines. Back-plate has square hole in centre for strap to slide through. End of hook broken off. Very good condition.
See (S2) for a comparable piece.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) 10 February 1992.
Polaroid NCM, copy (S3) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 9 January 1992.

July 2007.
As suggested above, this is very probably the same site as that recorded as NHER 17698.
S. Tremlett (NLA), 29 July 2007.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Norfolk and Norwich Aeroclub. 1933?. NHER TM 3298A (Norfolk & Norwich Aeroclub) xx-xxx-1933?.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Seething.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Hall, W.C.. 1993. Eastern Daily Press. 2 August 1933.
<S2>Publication: LMMC pl.LXXVI no.9..
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

Related records

17698Related to: Site of probably post medieval ring ditch in Seething Park (Monument)

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