Record Details

NHER Number:27703
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch

Summary

The cropmarks of a possible ring ditch are visible on aerial photographs, in arable land to the west of Waxham Hall. This could be the remains of a Bronze Age barrow, although the archaeological origin of the cropmark is not definite. The ring ditch is located in the centre of two field systems, one of possible Iron Age to Romano-British date, the other post medieval. (NHER 27305 and 27309).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 44310 26010
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:SEA PALLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2005. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of a possible ring ditch are visible on aerial photographs in arable land to the west of Waxham Hall. The site is centred on TG 4431 2601 and consists of an incomplete ring ditch, measuring 12m in diameter. The archaeological origin of this cropmark is not definite and it is possible that it is of agricultural or even geological origin. Other cropmarks of ring ditches have been record a Bronze Age round barrow. The ring ditch is located in the centre of two field systems, one of possible Iron Age to Romano-British date, the other post medieval. (NHER 27305, 27309).
S. Massey (NMP), 30 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 - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2331 (F22) 0021-2 25-JUL-1963 (NMR).

Related records - none

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