Record Details

NHER Number:26942
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

A possibly Bronze Age ring ditch is visible on 1946 aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6780 4117
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2001. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmark of a possible ring ditch visible on 1946 RAF photographs (S1). The feature is bisected by the field/parish boundary and the western side is showing much more clearly than the eastern. Half of the mark appears to be in a cricket lawn, which does shed some doubt onto its archaeological origin; the mark may turn out to be fungal. Although the ring seems to continue into the arable crop in the adjacent field. If this is a ring ditch of archaeological origin, then its size, 35m in diameter, is similar to other proved Bronze Age burial mounds in the area (for example NHER 1263)
S. Massey (NMP), 27 June 2001.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4096-7 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 6740A, TF 6840A).

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