Record Details

NHER Number:17697
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Bronze Age ring ditches and barrow

Summary

Aerial photography in 1977 recorded cropmarks identified as two ring ditches and a possible circular barrow. The nature of these features may suggest they are of Bronze Age date. Additionally, a number of surface finds have been retrieved from the site of these cropmarks including multi period pottery sherds and Neolithic flint pieces.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 238 973
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2 August 1977. NAU aerial photography.
Cropmarks.
Two ring ditches.
Also possible barrow showing as circle rather than ring ditch.
D. Edwards (NAU) 16 March 1981.

March 1984. Surface finds on site of cropmark.
Bodysherd of prehistoric flint gritted ware.
Two sherds, probably medieval unglazed.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) 1984.

June 1989. Found between the two ring ditches.
Roughout for Neolithic laurel leaf point.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM) 20 September 1989.

1990. Found in this field.
Two flint scrapers.
One core, several flint flakes (some with retouch).
Late Saxon Thetford-type ware.
Medieval sherds including Late medieval transitional.
Post medieval stoneware sherds and Lead Glazed Earthenware.
W. Milligan (NCM) 2 July 1990.

25 June 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmarks of two ring ditches visible.
H. Clare (NLA) 23 August 2001.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 2397C-E.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2397AP-AQ, AS.

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