Record Details

NHER Number:3655
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age barrow

Summary

A well preserved bell barrow, covered in trees. It forms part of a group of barrows in the area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8472 2023
Map Sheet:TF82SW
Parish:WEASENHAM ALL SAINTS, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Bell barrow about 46m (150 feet) in diameter, in plantation. Grinsell's no. 2.
R.R. Clarke (NCM). (Not one of those ploughed in 1941).

Outer bank undetected. Ditch 2m wide, 1m deep, berm 3m wide, mound 50m in diameter, 4m high. Depression in centre due to looting in about 1970. Covered in bushes in planation.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), March 1975

November 1983. No change, well preserved, but height nearer 3m than 4m. Ditch has irregular plan with almost right angle in northeast corner; presumably a recent alteration.
J. Wymer (NAU).

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

Good ditch and outer bank visible. Several large oaks and smaller conifers on mound. Much dead wood litters site. Parallel banks noted nearby. Site form in file.
H. Paterson (NAU), February 1991.

Article missing from file [J. Yates, 12 November 2010].

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. TF 8519Z.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Weasenham (all saints).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 423.
<S2>Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1936. Ancient Burial Mounds of England.. p 185.
<S3>Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1953. Ancient Burial Mounds of England.. pp 199, 203.
<S4>Monograph: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1941. 14 May.
<S7>Scheduling record: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.

Related records

56103Part of: Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery, Weasenham Heath (Landscape)
3654Related to: Bronze Age barrow (Monument)

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