Record Details

NHER Number:33455
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

A low earthwork mound, thought to be a Bronze Age round barrow, was identified during a rapid survey in 1998. The earthworks of this barrow and surrounding banks and ditches, are on aerial photographs from 1946 and the 0.5m resolution Lidar data. This barrow, along with NHER 4992, 33456-7, plus two other newly identified possible mounds (NHER 61496-7) form a small barrow cemetery (NHER 61495), 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 7598 9100
Map Sheet:TL79SE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1998. Walkover Survey.
Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey in advance of destumping/felling (Compartment 6064).
Mound I:
Low mound, probable barrow, about 0.60m high, 20m across on north edge of recently felled area.
One of a group of four, see NHER 4992, NHER 33456 and NHER 33457.
See report (S1) for further details.
D. Gurney (NLA) 18 February 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 August 2015.

September 2016. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The earthworks of this barrow are on aerial photographs from 1946 (S2) and the 0.5m resolution Lidar data (S3).
The mound is 21m in diameter and traces of two concentric ring ditches surrounded it are visible on the lidar (S3) – the largest being 35m in diameter. The remains of a possible outer bank appears to be visible in 1946 (S2), although it is possible that this is actually a recent vegetation mark or relates to twentieth century activity at the site, as it appears quite well-defined and ‘fresh’ when compared with the other earthworks, parts of it appear to survive on the lidar. The ‘bank’ also appears to sit on top of the projected line of one of the ring ditches also, again suggesting it may be more recent. Further investigation on the ground is required.
This barrow, along with NHER 4992, 33456-7, plus two other newly identified possible mounds (NHER 61496-7) form a small barrow cemetery (NHER 61495), 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), 29th September 2016.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/59 V 5119-5120 05-FEB-1946 (HEA Original Print).
<S3>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

61495Part of: The site of a Bronze Age round barrow cemetery (Monument)
33456Related to: Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
33457Related to: Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
4992Related to: Bronze Age round barrow in Lynroad Covert (Monument)

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