Record Details

NHER Number:39358
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of destroyed Bronze Age or Early Saxon barrow

Summary

This area was the site of a Bronze Age or Early Saxon barrow, which was opened around 1826 by S. Woodward. A publication of that date describes the feature as containing a 'gallon vase', beneath which were some fragments of rusty iron, probably indicating the presence of a weapons deposit. This was surrounded by a circular wall of flint resembling the rim of a well, and was heaped over with gravel. By 1977 the site had been destoryed and was under an engine yard. It is now in an area overbuilt by the Riverside development.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23944 07877
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of round barrow previously recorded in Thorpe Station entry (NHER 332).
M. Horlock (NLA), 1 July 2003.

Site of barrow, opened around 1826 by S.Woodward.

1977.
Now destroyed. On site of engine yards.
The urn containing fragments of burnt bones, which had been taken out of the barrow in the Meadows opposite Devil's Tower. It was a gallon vase. Some fragments of rusty iron were found beneath it, which seems to announce a deposition of weapons. It was surrounded by a circular wall of flint resembling the rim of a well and was heaped over with gravel.
From (S1).

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CREMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • ROUND BARROW (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • BURIAL URN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BURIAL URN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
---Unpublished document: Fiske, R.. 2003. Email.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Woodward, S.. 1826. Nordivicus Antiqua.

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