Record Details

NHER Number:42053
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 25m. It is likely that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. A sub-rectangular pit measuring 3m by 1m is present on the western side of the ring ditch. It is possible that this is a grave. The ring ditch is situated on broad northwest to southeast aligned ridge at approximately 13m OD. It is possible that this is an outlier from a group of ring ditches located further to the north. The closest of these lies 360m to the north (NHER 42048).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 48845 14234
Map Sheet:TG41SE
Parish:ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). This cropmark is located at TG 4884 1423 and was previously recorded as part of NHER 18914. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a narrow ditch and an external diameter of 25m. It is likely that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. A sub-rectangular pit measuring 3m by 1m is present on the western side of the ring ditch. It is possible that this is a grave. The ring ditch is situated on broad northwest to southeast aligned ridge at approximately 13m OD. It is possible that this is an outlier from a group of ring ditches located further to the north. The closest of these lies 360m to the north (NHER 42048).
J. Albone (NMP), 13 October 2005

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • GRAVE (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

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1986. NHER TG 4814F-K (NLA 184/DCV8-12) 29-JUL-1986.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TG 4814R-T (NLA 362/JDN5-7) 19-JUN-1996.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TG 4814U-W (NLA 362/JDX3-5) 19-JUN-1996.

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