Record Details

NHER Number:1622
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a probable Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. The ring ditch has a circular plan with a 3m wide ditch and an external diameter of 29m. A circular pit-like cropmark with a diameter of 15m is present inside the ring ditch. The ring ditch lies at the top of a north facing slope at approximately 37m OD. Other ring ditch cropmarks are present to the east and south forming a dispersed group (NHER 43392, 43394-6 and 33599).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7016 3587
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1946 and 1961. Ordnance Survey and St Joseph aerial photographs.
Cropmark of chalk circle apparent in grass, ?Barrow.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

No sign in ploughed field.
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 17th March 1976.

March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1), (S2) and (S3). This cropmark is centred on TF 7016 3587. The ring ditch has a circular plan with a 3m wide ditch and an external diameter of 29m. It is likely that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. Internally a pit-like circular cropmark with a diameter of 15m is present. It is possible that is a large pit or depression within the ring ditch or that it represents a greater depth of soil over the former barrow mound. The ring ditch lies at the top of a north facing slope at approximately 37m OD. Other ring ditch cropmarks are present to the east and south forming a dispersed group (NHER 43392, 43394-6, 33599).
J. Albone (NMP), 16 March 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4357-8 07-JUN-1946 (NHER TF 7035A / TF 7035C).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1961. CUCAP (ACN49-50) 17-MAR-1961.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67069 73-4 26-APR-1967 (NMR). TF 73 NW 7.

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