Record Details

NHER Number:43337
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably relating to a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a ditch of up to 3.5m wide and an external diameter of 30m. Two small gaps are present in the ring ditch on its western side, but these do not appear to be deliberate entrances. It is located at approximately 51m OD on a west facing slope at the head of a small dry valley. It lies at the southern edge of a dispersed barrow cemetery (NHER 45008). An undated linear ditch cropmark crosses the northern part of the ring ditch (NHER 43338).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7359 3708
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
A cropmark of a ring ditch, probably relating to a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs (S1). This cropmark is centred on TF 7359 3708. The ring ditch is circular in plan with a ditch of up to 3.5m wide and an external diameter of 30m. Two small gaps are present in the ring ditch on its western side, but these do not appear to be deliberate entrances. It is located at approximately 51m OD on a west facing slope at the head of a small dry valley. It lies at the southern edge of a dispersed barrow cemetery (NHER 45008). An undated linear ditch cropmark crosses the northern part of the ring ditch (NHER 43338).
J. Albone (NMP), 03 March 2006.

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: CUCAP. 1976. CUCAP (BXU19) 21-JUN-1976.

Related records

45008Part of: Bronze Age barrow cemetery (Landscape)

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