Record Details

NHER Number:36404
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of probable Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A ring ditch, probably marking the site of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. Fragments of additional probable ring ditches are visible 125m to the south (NHER 54642-3).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1036 0290
Map Sheet:TG10SW
Parish:WYMONDHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2 July 1996. NLA aerial photgraphy.
Cropmark of ring ditch clearly visible within crop, the ditch appears quite broad.
It is likely to be a Bronze Age funerary feature.
S. Massey (NLA), 26 July 2001.

July 2011. Norfolk NMP.
NMP mapping has resulted in the alteration of the central grid reference of the site from TG 1036 0290 to TG 1037 0291.
The ring ditch described above, which, as suggested, probably marks the site of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs (S1)-(S2). It is broadly circular in plan and measures approximately 28.5m in diameter. Fragments of additional probable ring ditches are visible 125m to the south (NHER 54642-3).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 13 July 2011.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TG 1002L-N (NLA 367/HYB7-9) 02-JUL-1996.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Europa Technologies, DigitalGlobe and Tele Atlas. 2003. Europa Technologies, DigitalGlobe and Tele Atlas 05-OCT-2003 (Google Earth TG 1043 0285).

Related records

54643Related to: Site of possible prehistoric ring ditch (Monument)
54642Related to: Site of probable Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)

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