Record Details

NHER Number:33456
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

An earthwork mound was identified during a rapid survey in 1998. The mound is probably a Bronze Age round barrow. This barrow, along with NHER 4992, 33455 and 33457, 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 7612 9115
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 III:
Mound, probable barrow, bramble covered (and gorse, saplings). On north edge of plantation beside track. 20m in diameter, 1m high, northern edge crossed by ride and partially damaged.
One of a group of four, see NHER 4992, NHER 33455 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 clearly visible on the 0.5m resolution Lidar data (S2). The barrow mound is bisected by a modern track and a 2.5 wide ditch survives to the south of this track.
This barrow, along with NHER 4992, 33455 and 33457, 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

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • 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Unpublished Contractor Report: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M. 1998.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>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)
33455Related 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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