Record Details

NHER Number:39052
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Neolithic long barrow

Summary

A cropmark of an incomplete sub-rectangular or regular curvilinear enclosure, possibly a Neolithic long barrow or mortuary enclosure, is visible on aerial photographs. This cropmark was previously recorded as part of NHER 12818.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 30546 33615
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:KNAPTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 2004. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of an incomplete sub-rectangular enclosure, possibly a Neolithic long barrow or mortuary enclosure, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-3). This cropmark is centred on TG 3054 3361 and was previously recorded as part of NHER 12818. A possible incomplete sub-rectangular enclosure is present on a southwest to northeast alignment. The southwestern end is complete and has rounded corners. The northern side of the enclosure tapers inwards towards a possible pointed northeastern end, but the southern side is incomplete and does not complete the circuit. Externally, the enclosure measures at least 32m by 11m with internal dimensions of at least 30m by 9m. The cropmark is located on a north to south aligned ridge on a south facing slope. It is possible that this cropmark relates to a Neolithic long barrow or mortuary enclosure. Alternatively the enclosure could relate to the adjacent post mill (NHER 39049).
J. Albone (NMP), 7 December 2004

Monument Types

  • CURVILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • LONG BARROW? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • MORTUARY ENCLOSURE? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1976. NHER TG 3033A-C (NLA 29/AFL9-11) 06-JUL-1976.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1976. NHER TG 3033D-E (NLA 28/AFH15-6) 01-JUL-1976.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76052 231 29-JUN-1976 (NMR).

Related records - none

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