Record Details

NHER Number:49301
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Bronze Age ring ditch or Bronze Age/Roman roundhouse

Summary

Aerial photographs taken in 1976 show the cropmarks of a ring ditch at this location. The ring ditch may relate to a Bronze Age round barrow but it is also possible that it represents the remains of a roundhouse of Bronze Age to Roman date associated with the enclosures and fields that surround the site (NHER 49302 and 49307).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 36674 24313
Map Sheet:TG32SE
Parish:STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2007. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of a ring ditch, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, are visible on aerial photographs to the north of Chapelfield Farm (S1). The site is centred on TG 3667 2431.

The ring ditch is 12m in diameter and has two breaks in the ditch. It is not clear whether these are original features. Another possible round barrow is located approximately 380m to the northwest (NHER 36104). Although it is likely that both of these circular features represent the remains of Bronze Age barrows, it is possible that this ring ditch represents the remains of a roundhouse of possible Bronze Age to Roman date associated with the enclosures and fields that surround the site, see NHER 49302 and 49307 for details.

The cropmarks of this ring ditch are quite faint and are located towards the far ground of the oblique aerial photograph, therefore some uncertainty must remain over the existence the feature.
S. Massey (NMP) 29 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC?)
  • ROUND BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC?)
  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC)? (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2350 BC to 409 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1976. NHER TG 3624E (NLA 32/AGD8) 13-JUL-1976.

Related records

36104Related to: Possible Bronze Age ring ditch and possible medieval/post medieval mill mound (Monument)

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