Record Details

NHER Number:36339
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of probable Bronze Age ring ditches

Summary

This is the site of two ring ditches, probably of Bronze Age date, which are visible as cropmark on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2847 2126
Map Sheet:TG22SE
Parish:COLTISHALL, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
TUNSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

26 June 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Site consisting of two ring ditches, both incomplete although this is likely to be due to geological masking of the features.
S. Massey (NLA), 30 August 2001.

8 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmarks of linear features and at least one ring ditch can be seen, although quite faint.
The linear features may well form either side of a trackway, visible as parallel ditches running across the field, they also appear to follow the line of the parish boundary.
The ring ditch can be seen at NGR TG 2851 2118 and the linear feature/trackway appears to cut it.
There is also a possible further ring ditch at NGR TG 2846 2123, which is larger than the first.
H. Clare (NLA), 26 October 2001.

November 2008. NBIC Northeast Norwich Scoring Project.
This ring ditch is in close proximity to several other ring ditches. This group includes NHER 5788, NHER 5789, NHER 36338, NHER 36346, NHER 36473, NHER 36725, NHER 36726, NHER 36727, NHER 36728, and outlying NHER 11672.
There is an area of more dispersed ring ditches and Prehistoric monuments northwest of RAF Coltishall. These include NHER 12786, NHER 31742, NHER 36471, and NHER 36750 as well as a possible Neolithic causewayed enclosure (NHER 7690).
H. Hamilton (NLA), 20 November 2008.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 2821L.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 2821J - K.

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