Record Details

NHER Number:49265
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Bronze Age round barrow cemetery

Summary

A possible Bronze Age linear round barrow cemetery is visible as the cropmarks of up to five ring ditches on aerial photographs. The postulated cemetery consists of a northern group of two to four ring ditches (NHER 49224), with a more isolated single ring ditch (NHER 49223) 75m to the southwest. It appears to be overlain by elements of a group of multi-period field boundaries and trackways of presumably later date (NHER 49222).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3164 2538
Map Sheet:TG32NW
Parish:DILHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2007. Norfolk NMP.
A possible Bronze Age linear barrow cemetery is visible as the cropmarks of up to five ring ditches on aerial photographs (S1). The postulated cemetery consists of a northern group of up to four ring ditches (NHER 49224), with a more isolated single ring ditch (NHER 49223) 75m to the southwest. The cemetery lies on the edge of a plateau, overlooking, and perhaps oriented towards, a valley to the south. It appears to be overlain by elements of a group of multi-period field boundaries and trackways of presumably later date (NHER 49222). There could be further ring ditches visible in the surrounding area, but nothing that is certain enough to warrant mapping by the NMP.

The postulated cemetery measures approximately 195m long and 40m wide. The principal alignment is oriented northnortheast to southsouthwest and is visible between TG 3166 2547 and TG 3162 2529. A possible partial ring ditch lies slightly to the east of this alignment (at TG 3167 2539). A possible secondary alignment, oriented north-south, is evident amongst just the northern group of features (NHER 49224).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 21 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • BARROW CEMETERY (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>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76053 108, 110 29-JUN-1976 (NMR).

Related records

49223Parent of: Site of probable Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
49224Parent of: Site of probable Bronze Age round barrows (Monument)

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