Record Details

NHER Number:1863
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age or Iron Age barrow, Warborough Hill

Summary

A very degraded and mutilated ditched round barrow of Bronze Age or Iron Age date, threatened by quarrying. Excavations in 1934 revealed a Roman rubbish pit and Iron Age and Roman pottery fragments. The remains of a possibly Roman wall were noted in 1985.

Images

  • Excavations at Warborough Hill, 1934.  © Norfolk County Council
  • Excavations at Warborough Hill, 1934.  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9605 4341
Map Sheet:TF94SE
Parish:STIFFKEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Tumulus.
1934. Excavation revealed Roman rubbish pit and Iron Age sherds.
Possible Roman wall noted.
See notes, schedule (S1) reference (S2), press cuttings (S3) and (S4) and photographs (S5) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 November 1990

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WALL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Stiffkey.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Stiffkey.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Stiffkey.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.
<S2>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R. and Apling, H. 1935. An Iron Age Tumulus on Warborough Hill, Stiffkey, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Part III pp 408-428. pp 408-428.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1935. Discoveries at Stiffkey.. 7 September.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press/Lynn News?. 1938. Warborough Hill, Stiffkey - picture.. 21 March.
<S5>Photograph: 1934. Various.

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