Record Details

NHER Number:11277
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks/earthworks of possible Bronze Age ring ditch and round barrow

Summary

In 1974 a ring ditch surrounding a low earthen mound was noted at this location. These features were felt to be Bronze Age in date and were also visible on 1970 Ordnance Survey aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9553 3959
Map Sheet:TF93NE
Parish:WIGHTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1974.
Ring ditch - informant C. J. S. Green (NAU).
Low mound 29m diameter, 20cm high in field of sprouts.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 23 January 1976.

19 March 1970. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Positive cropmarks/soilmarks.
Ring ditch.
Ring ditch previously noted as being to north of road at TF 9555 3967c. Now relocated on basis of aerial photograph to south of road at TF 9554 3960c.
See file.
D. Voisey (NLA) 14 February 1996.

January 2008. Field visit.
The barrow survives as a low mound, about 30m across and 0.2m high.
The wood shown on (S1) was removed in the 1950s. The site was under cultivation from the 1950s to about 2007. Information from [1].
D. Robertson (NLA), 22 January 2008.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. OS 70-008-209.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.

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