Record Details

NHER Number:2330
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow, Stonepit Hills

Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow visible as a large earthwork mound. Prehistoric flint flakes, pot boilers and fragments of Beaker pottery have been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7567 2283
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Grimston Heath.
Barrow? 18.3m (60ft) diameter, about 1.5m (5ft) high from bottom of ditch (no bank).
Small fragment of Beaker pottery found in rabbit burrow on mound, also flake and pot boilers.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Not identified in plantation.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 7 February 1974.

Not identified by Lawson in 1974.
However mound appears about 18m diameter, about 1.50m high from bottom of ditch, well marked to north and east.
Bracked covered, with larch to southwest, conifer and oak to east, and northwest. Some rabbit disturbance.
Site form in file.
H. Paterson (A&E) February 1991.

Site scheduled 1995 as one monument with adjacent barrow NHER 2331.
(S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: Paterson, H.. Site visit notes.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SW 35.
---Photograph: Ashley, H..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Grimston.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 1995. Schedule Report.

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