Record Details

NHER Number:27235
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of incomplete possible Bronze Age ring ditch, barrow or roundhouse

Summary

A cropmark of an incomplete ring ditch of possible Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs from the 1970s. It is possible that this ring ditch cropmark could be a round barrow or roundhouse.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 33622 31624
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of an incomplete ring ditch of possible Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs (S1-2). This cropmark is centred on TG 3362 3162. The ring ditch is slightly sub-circular in plan and has a maximum external diameter of 18.5m. It has a 1m wide ditch that is not visible as a cropmark on its southeast side. Bronze Age pits containing burnt bone and pottery, possibly cremations, have been excavated approximately 60m northwest of this ring ditch (NHER 6969 context 2). A rectilinear enclosure and trackway cropmark immediately to the west of this monument are also thought to be Late Bronze Age in date (NHER 29753). It is possible that this ring ditch cropmark could be a Bronze Age round barrow or round house.
(S1-2)
J. Albone (NMP), 27 January 2005

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76053 116 29-JUN-1976 (NMR) MAL 76053 116 29-JUN-1976 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1974. NHER TG 3331K-L (NLA 10/ADJ2-3) 08-JUL-1974.

Related records

29753Related to: Cropmarks of a possible Late Bronze Age rectilinear enclosure and trackway (Monument)
6969Related to: Possible Early Bronze Age pit, Iron Age and Roman pits, Late Saxon timber building (Monument)

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