Record Details

NHER Number:16736
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of ring ditch of probable Bronze Age date

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably relating to a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 17m. A cropmark of an elongated oval pit, probably a grave measuring nearly 3m in length by 1m wide, is present in the centre of the ring ditch. The ring ditch is situated on the edge of a small valley at 15m OD. Two more ring ditch cropmarks are located 230m and 820m further to the east along the valley (NHER 16734-5).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3211 1399
Map Sheet:TG31SW
Parish:WOODBASTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

17 July 1979.
Cropmarks.
Ring ditch approximately 20m diameter.
Central spot.
J. Bown (NAU) 12 November 1980.

October 2006. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably relating to a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1). The grid reference for this cropmark has been amended from TG 3211 1399 to TG 3212 1400. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 17m. It is likely that it is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. A cropmark of an elongated oval pit, probably a grave measuring nearly 3m in length by 1m wide, is present in the centre of the ring ditch. The ring ditch is situated on the edge of a small valley at 15m OD. Two more ring ditch cropmarks are located 230m and 820m further to the east along the valley (NHER 16734-5).
J. Albone (NMP), 12 October 2006.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • GRAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • 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>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1979. NHER TG 3213A-C (NLA 73/AMT1-3) 17-JUL-1979.

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