Record Details

NHER Number:3625
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow

Summary

A Bronze Age bowl barrow is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and on the ground. Prehistoric flint flakes have been found on the site. The barrow is close to other Bronze Age barrows in the area, see NHER 3624 and NHER 3626.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8344 2574
Map Sheet:TF82NW
Parish:WEST RUDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Bowl barrow 61m southeast of NHER 3624.
40m diameter, 1.5m high; ditch.
Flint flakes on it.

January 1936.
Found by A. Q. Watson and J. E. Sainty.

14 June 1936.
Seen R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Ploughed up 1941.

Sited below crest of hill on heath.
Mound 21m diam, 1.5m high.
Ditch, deepest on northwest, 4m wide, about 75cm deep.
Low outer bank, 2m wide, 30cm high on northwest, 3m wide, 40cm deep on southeast.
Covered with bracken, bramble and elders.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 14 January 1974.

November 1983.
No change, good condition, grass and bracken.
J. Wymer (NAU)

Now scheduled as one monument with adjacent NHER 3625.
Information from (S1).

12 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Earthwork clearly visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 22 february 2001.

3 November 2003. Visit.
In excellent condition, following removal of scrub and bracken, under a Stewardship Scheme.
Profile now revealed.
Letter sent to owner at his request to suggest fencing to preclude public access from Right to Roam legislation.
H. Paterson (A&E), 17 November 2003.

Monument Types

  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF132.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF 8325F - H.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 NW 5 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Walters, V.. 1975. AM7.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Rudham (West).
---Photograph: CXX 3.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF132.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF132.

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