Record Details

NHER Number:11291
Type of record:Monument
Name:Northern Bronze Age barrow on Roydon Common, 700m south west of Hall Farm


This Bronze Age mound was constructed on a small natural knoll, and is around 1m in height and covers an area aproximately 20m in diameter. It is probable that the mound is encircled by a ditch from which earth was dug and used in the construction of the barrow, although it has become infilled and can no longer be traced on the ground surface.

This is one of two bowl barrows, located on this slight undulating slope, which lie around 20m apart on a north to south alignment. The southern barrow is listed seperated under NHER 11290, and a further bowl barrow around 70m to the west is listed under NHER 11289.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6869 2304
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

Round barrow. 21m diameter, 60cm high covered with bracken.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 1976.

No change.
J Wymer (NAU).

September 1995. Scheduled.
Scheduled as part of same monument as 11290; grid ref corrected. Dimensions given as 20m x 1m high.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 19 October 1995.

Completely masked in bracken, making identification difficult. Some scrub and more mature birch trees on and around site. It is hoped that limited felling of trees and removal of bracken may be carried out by Naturalist Trust and English Nature next year.
H. Paterson (NLA), 26 November 1998.

Barrows thickly covered in bracken, making identification difficult. Birch trees have been felled under and English Nature heathland restoration scheme. Bracken will be removed with S.17 managment grant.
H. Paterson (NLA), 30 March 1999.

Section 17 Management Agreement signed 15 March 1999 (5 years).
H. Paterson (A&E), 14 September 1999.

Removal of Birch by felling at ground level, and strimming of bracken, under an English Nature initative has been undertaken.
Helen Paterson (A&E), 22 March 2000.

Section 17 Management Agreement signed 16 March 2004.
H. Paterson (A&E), 18 April 2004.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Management Statement
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Section 17 Management Agreement.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXZ 4.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF140.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF140.

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