Record Details

NHER Number:33453
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic or Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A low earthwork mound was identified during a rapid survey in 1998 and is visible on the 0.5m resolution Lidar data. The mound is probably a Bronze Age round barrow. This barrow, along with NHER 32594, NHER 33454 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 7568 8963
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1998. Walkover Survey.
Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey in advance of destumping (Compartment 6085).
Mound I:
Mound, probable barrow, in recently felled area. 30m in diameter, 1.2m high, grass cover.
One of a group of three, see NHER 33454 and NHER 32594.
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 approximately 23m by 18m, with traces of an encircling ring ditch – in particular to the west and south - and a low outer bank up to 4m across, although the lidar data is slightly hard to decipher confidently. The slightly oval mound could suggest a Neolithic date, although it is not as pronounced as neighbouring NHER 32594.
This barrow, along with NHER 32594, NHER 33454 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

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • 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Unpublished Contractor Report: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M. 1998.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).

Related records

32594Related to: Neolithic or Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
33454Related to: Neolithic or Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)

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