Record Details

NHER Number:11278
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bunker's Hill Bronze Age Bowl Barrow


This is the site of a Bronze Age bowl barrow, which is situated on a natural knoll on top of a northeast to southwest ridge on the edge of the Fen. The barrow is visible as an earthen mound, standing to a height of around 2.4m and covering a circular area around 25m in diameter.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7682 9095
Map Sheet:TL79SE

Full description

21 April 1962. Round barrow on Bunker's Hill.
100ft (30m) diameter, 4ft (1.2m) high.
R. R. Clarke (NCM), put it at 7664 9091.

28m diameter, 1.3m high,
Ditch 5m wide, 30cm deep. Well-preserved barrow covered with trees in plantation on steep knoll.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 26 March 1976
(who corrected grid reference)

Marked on 17th century map in Norfolk Records Office (T/C1/10(a) as Ringhowe.
A. Lawson (NAU), December 1979.

Trees cleared all around mound but not from it, one very old pine in centre of other pines. Ditch well defined on north. Good condition.
J. Wymer (NAU), February 1989.

1997 MPP says 25m diameter, 2.4m high, ditch 5m wide, 0.3m deep.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 June 1997.

8 December 1997. Site visited by D.Gurney (NLA).
In clearing within newish plantation, and not easy to get to. Very impressive mound, with mature trees as noted earlier, a few gorse bushes and lots of bracken.
D. Gurney (NLA), 9 December 1997.

Schedule in file.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Management Plan March 2002-March 2007.
Copy in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 24 April 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: English Heritage. 2002. English Heritage Management Agreement.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CXV 32, EMV 11.

Related records - none

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