Record Details

NHER Number:17656
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age ring ditches

Summary

1977 aerial photography showed the cropmarks of three ring ditches. When the area was visited, the three ring ditches were visible as low mounds and prehistoric flint tools were found on one of those.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8985 1871
Map Sheet:TF81NE
Parish:MILEHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

5 August 1977. NAU Air Photography.
Cropmarks.
Vestigial cropmarks of three ring ditches.
D. Edwards (NAU), 19 March 1981.

9 January 1989. Visited by J. Wymer and D. Edwards (NAU).
Two found to be visible mounds.
Context 1. 46m diameter, 0.80m height.
At highest point of field, double concentric ring on air photograph.
Context 2.
32m diameter, 0.50m height, also double concentric.
Context 3 has no surface expression.
All on gravelly arable field.
Finds.
Prehistoric flint. One core, eight flakes on Context 2 only.
NCM.
See map and photographs in file.
J. Wymer (NAU), 11 January 1989.

Site of visible barrow under pasture, cut for hay. Area surrounded by low Ikora trees forming a small circular thicket. One small tree on summit.
H. Paterson (A&E), 7 January 1999.

June 2007. Field visit.
Context 2 survives as low mound 40cm to 50cm tall.
Context 3 survives as low mound about 20cm tall.
D. Robertson (NLA), 22 June 2007.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8918 A-C,F-H,J-L,M,N,T,U.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: EQA 2, 5.

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