Record Details

NHER Number:10790
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow


In 1936 a Bronze Age barrow was found in a field to the north of the road from Wilby to New Barn, and is visible on aerial photographs of the area from 1947. A number of prehistoric flint flakes were also found in close association. Unfortunately, recent ploughing has served to spread the barrow materials out.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0428 8966
Map Sheet:TM08NW

Full description

North of road from Wilby to New Barn, in ploughed field.
Tumulus? Sandy soil, 45cm (1ft 6in) high.
Much spread, no ditch. Flint flakes found.
R. R. Clarke (NCM) 24 December 1936.

36m diameter, 25cm high in pasture.
See (S1).
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 11 February 1976.

No change - J. Wymer (NAU).

Much spread under parsnip crop. Ploughing to 23cm (9in) but occasionally to 30cm (12in).
H. Paterson (NLA) 26 September 1996.

July 2012. Norfolk NMP.
The barrow described above is visible as an earthwork mound on aerial photographs from 1947 (S2-S3). It is centred on TM 0428 8966 and measures up to 34m in diameter.
It is notable that this barrow is on slightly higher ground than those recorded in the area (eg NHER 57380), and is situated approximately 500m or more from the nearest water source. However, there are a number of possible pingo features, or former ponds, within the field, approximately 175m to the north.
E. Bales (NMP), 11 July 2012.

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 NW 6.
---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. Quidenham.
<S1>Photograph: CXR 9, EMD 11.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4010-11 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1707 4150-1 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).

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