Record Details

NHER Number:4341
Type of record:Monument
Name:The Mount, Bronze Age bowl barrow

Summary

This bowl barrow is situated on the Greensand Belt to the west of the Fenland, and is visible as a flat topped earthen mound around 1.6m in height and covering a circular area around 22m in diameter. The mound is thought to be encircled by a ditch which has become infilled and is no longer visible, although it will survive as a buried feature. It has been suggested that the barrow was reused as the Moot Hill of Clackclose Hundred during the medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 67171 06295
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:STRADSETT, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

In Ordnance Survey map 1930 edition as 'The Mound' (sic). ?Moot hill of Clackclose Hundred, east of Stradsett Park about 300 yds (274m) from Fincham boundary.
Scheduled as barrow. (S6)
Information from Rev. J. F. Williams, 22 December 1922.

About 20 yds (18m) diam, 65 yds (60m) circumference. Height about 8ft (2.4m). Covered with trees, holly ash and fir. Slightly concave on top but nearly flat and apparently undug except for rabbits. One flake found. No definite ditch but there is a pit on the north side.
A. Q. Watson 26 October 1935.

A slight mound at north end of wood known locally as Mount Wood is possibly upcast from a large pit to north. Covered with trees and nettles. Not at all convincing as barrow.
Compiled by A. J. Lawson (NAU), 1974.

Ancient Monument description in file.

November 1983. No change. Good condition. Two small depressions about 1m across in top, no ditch.
Compiled by J. Wymer (NAU).

Mound in excellent condiition. All scrub, bramble etc. removed and a good grass cover established.
Compiledby H. Paterson (NLA), 9 March 1999.

Section 17 Management Agreement signed 16 October 1997 (5 years).
See (S1).
Comp. H. Paterson, 14 September 1999.

October 2000. Visit.
Under grass, with some nettle and thistle. No regeneration of scrub, or animal disturbance.
Phoned Sir Jeremy Bagge 6 October 2000. Mound will be strimmed again when necessary.
Compiled by H. Paterson (A&E), 4 October 2000.

May 2002.
Scrub has started to regenerate. This will be strimmed in the near future.
H. Paterson (A&E), 20 June 2002.

Section 17 Management Agreement signed 4 October 2002.
See copy in office file (S1).
H. Paterson (A&E), 31 October 2002.

7 October 2003. Visit.
Increase of bramble and nettle. A little regeneration of elder. Mound will be strimmed in February 2004.
H. Paterson (A&E), 17 October 2003.

Scheduled Monument Listing:
The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the Greensand Belt to the west of the Fenland. The barrow is visible as a flat topped earthen mound around 1.6m in height and covering a circular area around 22m in diameter. The profile of the mound is roughly symmetrical except on the western side, where the slope is shallower and slightly hollowed, indicating that there has been some disturbance in that area, perhaps caused by a limited excavation. The mound is thought to be encircled by a ditch which has become infilled and is no longer visible, although it will survive as a buried feature. It has been suggested that the barrow was reused as the Moot Hill of Clackclose Hundred.

December 2007.
5 year Section 17 agreement renewed, backdated to 4th October 2007.
See (S7).
D. Robertson (NLA), 14 January 2007.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • BOWL BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • MOOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status

  • Management Statement
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 NE 13 [3].
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Stradsett.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CXW 5.
<S1>Unpublished document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Section 17 Management Agreement.
<S3>Publication: Corbishley, M.J.. 1982. AM107.
<S4>Article in serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423.
<S5>Publication: Grinsell, L.V.. 1953. The Ancient Burial Mounds on England. p.79.
<S6>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MS 129.
<S7>Unpublished document: Norfolk County Council. 2007-2008. Section 17 Management Agreement.

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