Record Details

NHER Number:27350
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Bronze Age barrow cemetery

Summary

A probable Bronze Age round barrow cemetery is visible as the cropmarks of ring ditches on aerial photographs. Up to five ring ditches are visible (NHER 27351 to NHER 27353). A cross-shaped trench or pit within one of the overlapping ring ditches suggests it was reused as a medieval post mill mound.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4936 1608
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:HEMSBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A probable nucleated round barrow cemetery is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs (S1) to (S4), centred at TG 4938 1608. Up to five ring ditches are visible (NHER 27351), probably representing four round barrows, two of which are conjoined (NHER 27352). The fifth ring ditch appears to be a re cut of a pre existing barrow, probably associated with its reuse as a medieval to post medieval post mill mound (NHER 27353).

The cemetery is loosely nucleated and is visible across an area measuring approximately 125m by 67.5m. The ring ditches are generally circular in plan and measure between 11.5m and 22m in diameter.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 26 May 2005.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • BARROW CEMETERY (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

  • SHINE
  • SHINE
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 1032-3 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4916A, TG 4917C).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 4916C-F (NLA AKW4-7) 01-AUG-1977.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 0963-4 07-SEP-1988 (NCC 4785-6).
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Jeavons, A.. 1996. NHER TG 4916L (KRD6) 30-JUN-1996.

Related records

27352Parent of: Cropmark of ring ditch (Monument)
27353Parent of: Cropmarks of Bronze Age ring ditch and medieval to post medieval mill mound (Monument)
27351Parent of: Probable Bronze Age ring ditch (Monument)

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