Record Details

NHER Number:3381
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow, Leziate Heath

Summary

A Bronze Age bowl barrow survives as an earthwork mound. It is protected as a Scheduled Monument. No evidence of a surrounding ditch is visible on the aerial photographs. It is likely that it is a round barrow of Bronze Age date. A double ring ditch cropmark, probably relating to a second round barrow, is located 250m to the south (NHER 11694).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6916 1994
Map Sheet:TF61NE
Parish:LEZIATE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1956.
Large mound 3m (10 feet) high, 27m (90 feet) diameter, ditched on two sides, reported by J.O.H. Nicholls.
Marked on (S1) at 6920 1982, site was erased on old series 6 inch maps apparently by R.R. Clarke (NCM).
Correct grid reference found by A.J. Lawson (NAU), correctly marked on (S2) but wrong grid reference given, corrected by County Hall.
E. Rose (NAU) 1978.

According to (S3), R.R. Clarke's erasure was because 'EAA' in 1959 had told him there was nothing there.
E. Rose (NAU)

At time of visit mound was completely covered in bracken and bushes so as to be invisible save as a general rise.
E. Rose (NAU) 17 June 1981.

43m diameter, 2m high. Not ditched, but surrounding field banks give appearance of surrounding banks on two straight sides.
A.J. Lawson (NAU) 26 March 1976.

1983.
No change; nettles and young birch.

1988.
No change.
J. Wymer (NAU).

Grid reference changed again on (S4) (now monument number 21354).
(S4) in file.

August 2006. Site visit.
Further clearance of bracken recommended.
H. Paterson (A&E), 5 September 2006.

January 2008. Norfolk NMP.
An earthwork of a Bronze Age round barrow is visible on aerial photographs (S5-S6). A low circular earthwork mound with a diameter of 28m is present on an area of uncultivated former heath. No evidence of a surrounding ditch is visible on the aerial photographs. It is likely that it is a round barrow of Bronze Age date. A double ring ditch cropmark, probably relating to a second round barrow is located 250m to the south (NHER 11694).
J. Albone (NMP), 23 January 2008.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF138.
---Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Section 17 Management Agreement.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 61 NE 32 [4].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Leziate.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CXQ 12.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF138.
<S1>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S2>Designation: Department Of The Environment. 1882-1984?. Department of the Environment Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF138.
<S3>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF138.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/100 5115-6 30-MAR-1946 (NHER TF 6819A / TF 6919A).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1992. OS/92017 10-1 06-MAR-1992 (NMR).

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11694Related to: Cropmarks of a double ring ditch (Monument)

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