Record Details

NHER Number:4992
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow in Lynroad Covert


A Bronze Age round barrow that survives as an earthwork mound within a plantation. The barrow is close to three other Bronze Age barrows identified in the area, see NHER 33455 to 33457.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7589 9107
Map Sheet:TL79SE

Full description

Mound. Round barrow?
About 30m (100 feet) diameter and 1.2m (4 feet) high.
Planted with beech trees. No trace of ditch. Almost on Methwold boundary.
This is unmarked on (S1).
It may be a barrow but this is not certain.
Seen by R.R. Clarke (NCM) April 21 1962.

Looks like a low barrow, 35m diameter, 1.4m high.
Covered with trees.
A.J. Lawson (NAU) 7 August 1976.

July 1988. No change.
Ditch about 6m wide, traces of outer bank, cut by track on east. Very old beech trees and some oaks on it.
J. Wymer (NAU).

17 April 1997.
Mound fairly clear, but a few mature trees and some fallen branches on it. On the south side, a light vehicle track
crosses the probable line of the ditch.
See correspondence in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 17 April 1997.

MPP gives as 41m diameter overall: mound, 0.8m high, 29m diameter. Ditch 6m wide 0.2m deep.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 June 1997.

February 1998.
Three further barrows located in this area.
See NHER 33455 to 33457.
Mound relatively clear, except for a few mature trees around its edge; one very recently felled on the north side (removed but not destumped).
D. Gurney (NLA) 18 February 1998.

(S2) in file.

Grass side which at present cuts across barrow will be moved to avoid damage to profile. Scrub to be cleared. No planting on barrow.
H. Paterson (A&E) 12 January 2000.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Management Plan March 2002 to March 2007.
(S3) in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 24 April 2002.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling Record: Coad, V.. 1977. AM7.
---Scheduling Record: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M. 1998.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.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.
<S2>Unpublished Document: English Heritage. 1997. Schedule Report.
<S3>Unpublished Document: English Heritage. 2002. English Heritage Management Agreement.

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33455Related to: Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
33456Related to: Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
33457Related to: Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)

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