Record Details

NHER Number:33454
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic or Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A low earthwork mound was identified during a rapid survey in 1998. The mound is probably a Neoltihic and/or 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 7572 8969
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 III:
Mound, probable barrow. 30m in diameter, 1m high, partially obscured by a pile of stumps.
One of a group of three, see NHER 32594 and 33453.
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 visible on the 0.5m resolution Lidar data (S2). The mound appears to be oval and approximately 37m by 29m, although the lidar data is slightly hard to decipher confidently. The oval mound could suggest a Neolithic date.
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Unpublished Contractor Report: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M. 1998.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).

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