Record Details

NHER Number:27606
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, possible a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. This cropmark was previously recorded as part of NHER 12828. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a 36m external diameter and a narrow ditch. The western side of this ring ditch is not visible as a cropmark due to a local change in soil type in that area. It is located on a gentle northeast-facing slope at approximately 13m OD. Surrounding this ring ditch is an extensive cropmark complex that includes a possible Bronze Age field system (NHER 12828). Other ring ditch cropmarks of possible Bronze Age date are located to the west (NHER 27605), north (NHER 27607) and northeast (NHER 27611).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 50451 13978
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, possible a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-2). This cropmark is located at TG 5045 1397 and was previously recorded as part of NHER 12828. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a 36m external diameter and a narrow ditch. The western side of this ring ditch is not visible as a cropmark due to a local change in soil type in that area. It is likely to be of Bronze Age date and it may relate to a round barrow. It is located on a gentle northeast-facing slope at approximately 13m OD. Surrounding this ring ditch is an extensive cropmark complex that includes a possible Bronze Age field system (NHER 12828). It is crossed by a linear ditch of unknown, but possibly post medieval, date. Other ring ditch cropmarks of possible Bronze Age date are located to the west (NHER 27605), north (NHER 27607) and northeast (NHER 27611).
J. Albone (NMP), 2 September 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)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 5013C-D (NLA 31/AFT3-4) 08-JUL-1976.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1976. CUCAP (BYJ22) 29-JUN-1976.

Related records - none

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