Record Details

NHER Number:3626
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow

Summary

A Bronze Age bowl barrow is visible as a slight earthwork. 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 3625.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 8334 2564
Map Sheet:TF82NW
Parish:WEST RUDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1936.
Found by A. Q. Watson and J. E. Sainty.
Possible bowl barrow 152m southwest of NHER 3625.
Much weathered.
Flint flakes on it.

Ploughed up 1941.

Bowl barrow on hill crest, on heath.
Mound 32m diameter, 1m high, unditched, covered in bracken and few elders.
See (S2) in the Illustration Library.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 14 January 1974.

Ancient Monuments details in file, see (S1).

November 1983.
Visited but very difficult to make out in bracken.
J. Wymer (NAU)

Bracken covered, difficult to assess dimensions.
No apparent rabbit disturbance.
H. Paterson (A&E) February 1991.

3 November 2003. Visit.
Whole area cleared of bracken and scrub under a Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
Profile now visible, although not of the same good dimesions as NHER 3624 and NHER 3625.
Letter 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 (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
---Publication: Walters, V.. 1975. AM7.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Rudham (West).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 1995. Schedule Report.
<S2>Illustration: Lawson, A. 1975. A profile of a Bronze Age barrow.. Film. 1:200.

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