Record Details

NHER Number:38581
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of a probable Bronze Age round barrow


A ring ditch, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is partially visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. Other ring ditches have been identified in the vicinity, including a small nucleated barrow cemetery (NHER 38580), to which this ring ditch probably acts as an outlier. Although its identification as a Bronze Age barrow is not certain, its topographical location and proximity to other evidence of prehistoric ceremonial and funerary activity suggests that this is the most plausible interpretation.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2042 3697
Map Sheet:TG23NW

Full description

June 2004, Norfolk NMP.
The ring ditch described below was previously recorded as NHER 12848.

The western half of a ring ditch is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs (S1-2), centred at TG 2042 3697. Its morphology, topographical setting and proximity to other prehistoric ceremonial and funerary monuments suggest that it represents the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. In particular, it may have been an outlier of the barrow cemetery (NHER 38580) 130m to its northwest.

What is visible of the ring ditch suggests that it is circular in plan with an approximate diameter of 31.5m. Slight traces of an internal ditch and pits or post-holes have been mapped, but these are rather spurious and may be of geological or agricultural origin.
See (S1-2).
S. Tremlett (NMP) 7 June 2004.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1977. NHER TG 2036H (NLA 53/AKP15) 31-JUL-1977.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1994. NHER TG 2037N (NLA 344/GZD3 27-JUL-1994.

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