Record Details

NHER Number:10833
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow has been recorded here. It was excavated in 1933 and a single food vessel with a concave neck of Bronze Age date was retrieved. Subsequent ploughing in 1955 reduced the height of the mound and by 1983 nothing of it was visible from the nearby road.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0544 8932
Map Sheet:TM08NE
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Barrow in ploughed field on Banham boundary.
Sandy soil much spread, no visible ditch.
76cm (2ft 6in) high, 30m (100ft) diameter.
Dug 8 April 1933 by [1].
At 61cm (2ft) down in centre found inverted food vessel with concave neck (Abercromby type 3) - rather late; early Middle Bronze Age.
Shown to the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia on 18 February 1934 (see (S1)).
Information from [1] in 1938.
See (S2) in the Illustration Library.
R. R. Clarke (NCM) 24 December 1936.

Ploughed in 1955.
Pot drawn by NCM 1969, copy in file (given to them?).

Mound 35m diameter, 20cm high under young crop.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 11 February 1976.

18 August 1983.
Nothing visible from road, under stubble.
J. J. Wymer (NAU).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Quidenham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: 1934. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol VII Pt III pp 427-430. p 427.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1933. Drawing of a Bronze Age pot.. Card. Unknown.

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