Record Details

NHER Number:11706
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of ring ditch and enclosure

Summary

A ring ditch, possibly the remains of a Bronze Age bell barrow, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The ring ditch, which is also visible on the ground as a slight earthwork, is overlain by a rectangular enclosure of unknown date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8365 1670
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:NEWTON BY CASTLE ACRE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Ring ditch.
Cut by new road (not on Ordnance Survey) but edge still visible in road verge.
Central white patch suggests a bell barrow.
Checked by E. Rose (NAU) 20 October 1976.

Still shows as mound 40cm high.
A. Lawson (NAU) 28 June 1977.

Grid reference amended.
J.E. Bown (NAU) 11 December 1980.

April 1988. Visited by J. Wymer (NAU).
Ploughed almost flat, although part in road verge at top of cutting is approximately 0.40cm high.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Ground views in air photograph index.

Area extended from 1986 air photograph which shows rectangular enclosure overlying the ring ditch, and fragmentary enclosures to west which may include sections of other ring ditches.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • BELL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8316 A-C,E,F-M,N-Z, AF-AP,AQ-AW.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF 8316ABC, ABD.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 8316ABE - ABF, ABH - ABM.
---Slide: Various. Slide.

Related records - none

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