Record Details

NHER Number:11694
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of a double ring ditch


A double ring ditch cropmark, probably relating to a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6922 1968
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

Pennanular enclosure with entrance to east.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 19 October 1976.

Part of large scatter NHER 28351.
E. Rose (NAU).

January 2008. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a double ring ditch, probably relating to a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S2-S5). The inner ditch is slightly sub-circular in plan with a 2m wide ditch and an external diameter of 27m. It is almost completely visible as a cropmark, with only a 7.5m wide break present in its southeast side. The outer ditch is also 2m wide with an external diameter of approximately 35m. A large section of the southeast side of the outer ring ditch is not visible as a cropmark. It is likely that the ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. An earthwork round barrow, with a similar diameter to the inner ring ditch cropmark, is present 250m to the north (NHER 3381).
J. Albone (NMP), 23 January 2008.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. Cropmark plot.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1975. NHER TF 6919A (NLA 16/ADM9) 16-JUL-1975.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TF 6919B (NLA 49/AAJX7) 28-JUL-1977.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TF 6919D-E (NLA 49/AJX9-10) 28-JUL-1977.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76044 21 13-JUN-1976 (NMR).

Related records

28351Part of: Multi-period finds from Bawsey Golf Course (south) (Find Spot)
3381Related to: Bronze Age bowl barrow, Leziate Heath (Monument)

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