Record Details

NHER Number:27605
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 23m external diameter and a narrow ditch. The western side of this ring ditch is not visible as a cropmark and it is not clear if this is a deliberate break. It is located on the eastern side of a small northeast-facing spur of land at approximately 15m OD. The ring ditch lies within an extensive cropmark complex that includes a possible Bronze Age field system (NHER 12828). It is cut by an east to west ditch of unknown date and by a second ditch on its southwest side. Other ring ditch cropmarks of possible Bronze Age date are located to the east and northeast (NHER 27606-7, 27611).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 50188 13924
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 5019 1392 and was previously recorded as part of NHER 12828. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a 23m external diameter and a narrow ditch. The western side of this ring ditch is not visible as a cropmark and it is not clear if this is a deliberate break. The ring ditch is likely to be of Bronze Age date and it may relate to a round barrow. It is located on the eastern side of a small northeast-facing spur of land at approximately 15m OD. The ring ditch lies within an extensive cropmark complex that includes a possible Bronze Age field system (NHER 12828). It is cut by an east to west ditch of unknown date and by a second ditch on its southwest side. Other ring ditch cropmarks of possible Bronze Age date are located to the east and northeast (NHER 27606-7, 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>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1970. OS/70315 053-054 11-SEP-1970.

Related records - none

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