Record Details

NHER Number:11417
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A ring ditch of unknown date is seen as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The possible ring ditch has previously been suggested to be the remains of a Bronze Age burial mound; however the possible ring ditch is only visible on one set of aerial photographs and at a time of year not usually susceptible to cropmarks. It is therefore possible this feature may relate to the surrounding Second World War Training camp (NHER 63082) and could be the product of the training activities or a former emplacement.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7959 9495
Map Sheet:TL79SE
Parish:DIDLINGTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Ring ditch on RAF/Ordnance Survey 1946 aerial photograph (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

March 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A ring ditch of unknown date is seen as a cropmark on aerial photographs (S2). The possible ring ditch has previously been suggested to be the remains of a Bronze Age burial mound; however the possible ring ditch is only visible on one set of aerial photographs and at a time of year not usually susceptible to cropmarks. It is therefore possible this feature may relate to the surrounding Second World War Training camp (NHER 63082) and could be the product of the training activities or a former emplacement.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 5th March 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • DITCH (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)
  • MILITARY SITE (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)
  • MILITARY TRAINING SITE (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)
  • RING DITCH (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF AP 6131.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/101 RV 6131-6132 30-MAR-1946 (HEA Original Print).

Related records - none

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