Record Details

NHER Number:32594
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic or Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A low earthwork mound was identified during a rapid survey in 2001. The mound is probably a Neoltihic and/or Bronze Age round barrow. This barrow, along with NHER 33453-4 and NHER 61532 form a small barrow cemetery (NHER 61535), which is itself located in close proximity to numerous other barrows, forming a dispersed cemetery landscape group (NHER 61484) in this area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7573 8965
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

20 March 1997. Field Observation.
In recently cleared plantation, felled but not yet destrumped:
Mound, probable barrow, around 1.5m high and 30m in diameter.
Damaged by recent wheel ruts on east and west sides.
D. Gurney (NLA) 24 March 1997.

February 1998. Walkover Survey.
Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey in advance of destumping (Compartment 6085).
Mound II:
Mound, 30m x 40m (longer axis N-S), 1.4m high, grass cover.
Two further barrows located in this area. See NHER 33453 and NHER 33454.
See report (S1) for further details.
D. Gurney (NLA), 18 February 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 August 2015.

January 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The earthworks of this barrow are clearly visible on the 0.5m resolution Lidar data (S2). The mound appears to be 32m by 28m, with traces of an encircling ring ditch and possible an outer bank to the south, although the lidar data is slightly hard to decipher confidently. The oval shape could feasibly suggest a Neolithic date for the barrow, although this is not certain.
This barrow, along with NHER 33453-4 and NHER 61532 form a small barrow cemetery (NHER 61535), which is itself located in close proximity to numerous other barrows, forming a dispersed cemetery landscape group (NHER 61484) in this area.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 30th January 2017.

Monument Types

  • OVAL BARROW? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC?)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M. 1998. Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 98/25.
<S2>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Weeting Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

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