Record Details

NHER Number:4991
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age round barrow in The Oaks Plantation


An earthwork mound that was first noted in 1933. The mound may be a Bronze Age round barrow, and is within a plantation close to the Fossditch linear earthwork, see NHER 1089.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7593 9037
Map Sheet:TL79SE

Full description

Just west of Devil's Dyke west of Brandon to Stoke Ferry road about 24.4m (80') OD under bracken 28 September 1933. In north end of The Oaks Plantation. Purpose uncertain.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

32m diameter and 2m high.
Damaged by firebreak on northeast; covered in trees on edge of plantation.
Possibility of resulting from cutting road through Dyke.
A.J. Lawson (NAU) 26 March 1976.

January 1984.
A barrow in J. Wymer's (NAU) opinion.
Covered by mature pines, some young ones felled.
Faint ditch northwest side, slightly higher than recorded by Lawson. Another mound just to southeast could be barrow but could be from cutting road through linear earthwork.
J. Wymer (NAU).

February 2009.
The mound is shown on (S1).
D. Robertson (NLA), 5 February 2009.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke R. R. 1955. The Fossditch - A Linear Earthwork in South-West Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 178-196. pp 180-181.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M. 1998. Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey for Forest Enterprise. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 98/25.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hockwold-Cum-wilton.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.

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