Record Details

NHER Number:36104
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch and possible medieval/post medieval mill mound

Summary

Aerial photographs taken in 1976 and 1994 show the cropmarks of a ring ditch at this location. This ring ditch may be the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. Another possible ring ditch is located approximately 380m to the southeast (NHER 49301), although this second ring ditch may relate to a medieval or post medieval mill. In addition, a number of medieval and post medieval finds have been found in this area (see NHER 33141 and 45396).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3638 2458
Map Sheet:TG32SE
Parish:STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

19 July 1994. NLA air photography (S2).
Cropmark ring ditch with broad ditch and a slight causeway within its northeast quadrant.
S. Massey (NLA) 19 April 2001.

March 2007. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of a ring ditch, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, are visible on aerial photographs to the north of Chapelfield Farm (S1-S2). The site is centred on TG 3638 2458.

The ring ditch is quite large, 36m in diameter (external) and a slight causeway may exist to the north. The ditch is relatively broad, particularly on the eastern side, where it is up to 4.5m across. A small semi-circular ditch is visible within the ring and this may be a contemporary feature.

Another possible ring ditch is located approximately 380m to the southeast (NHER 49301). Although it is likely that both of these circular features represent the remains of Bronze Age barrows. It is possible that this site, with its large size, broad ditch and causeway could be the remains of a medieval to post medieval date post mill. A number of medieval and post medieval finds have been found in this area, see NHER 33141 and 45396 for example.
S. Massey (NMP) 29 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POST MILL? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 3624D-F (NLA 32/AGD7-9) 13-JUL-1976.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. NHER TG 3624D-G (NLA 343/HVS8-11) 19-JUL-1994.

Related records

49301Related to: Probable Bronze Age ring ditch or Bronze Age/Roman roundhouse (Monument)

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