Record Details

NHER Number:15523
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks on Cranwich Heath


Three mounds visible on a 17th century map. They may be Bronze Age barrows, but have also been suggested as medieval rabbit warrens.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 769 931
Map Sheet:TL79SE

Full description

Mounds, three in a row, marked as Robyn Hoodes Buttes (common barrow name elsewhere in Britain, but not known in Norfolk other than here, HER 15522 nearby, and Robin Hoods Garden (Roman site) at Ashill).
17th century map in NRO T/C1/10(a).
A. Lawson (NAU) 11 December 1979.

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

Monument Types

  • 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 - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: 1600s. NRO map T/C1/10 (a).
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

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