Record Details

NHER Number:15522
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthwork at Robin Hood's Butte

Summary

The site of a possible Bronze Age barrow, marked on 17th and 19th century maps, and located after tree felling in 2003. It has also been interpreted as feature associated with medieval rabbit warrening.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 77029 92364
Map Sheet:TL79SE
Parish:CRANWICH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

North of Well Hill.
Mound marked as Robyn Hoodes Butte (common barrow name elsewhere in Britain, but not otherwise known in Norfolk except for NHER 15523 nearby - see also Robin Hoods Garden (NHER 8712) at Ashill).
(S1).
A. Lawson (NAU) 11 December 1979.

However these may be clappers (breeding mounds for female rabbits).
A. Lawson (NAU).

Probably the same as a barrow marked on (S2), though there the grid reference would seem to be nearer TL 7708 9255; but it is hard to be exact.
K. Sussams (SAU), 6 December 1995.

October 2003.
Mound revealed following clearance works by Forest Enterprise in compartment Mundford 2629.
Circular, around 25m across and up to 1m high.
NGR established by GPS.
D. Gurney (NLA), 3 October 2003.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Undated)
  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RABBIT WARREN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: 17th century. NRO T/C1/10(a).
<S2>Map: Lenny and Croft. 1843. Cranwich Tithe Map.

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