Record Details

NHER Number:49491
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow cemetery

Summary

This is the group number for a Bronze Age barrow cemetery, the cropmarks of six of which (NHER 10308-12, 49490) are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3225 0082
Map Sheet:TG30SW
Parish:BERGH APTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
THURTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2007. Norfolk NMP
A group number for a Bronze Age barrow cemetery. Cropmarks of six ring ditches (NHER 10308-12, 49490) are visible on aerial photographs (S5-S7). Several of the barrows were excavated in about 1830 (S1-S4). Their survival as earthworks into the 19th century can be attributed to their position on an area of former heath called White Heath. A second group of barrows is also present 500m to the south-west (NHER 49492). Together these two groups form a large dispersed cemetery.
J. Albone (NMP), 7 June 2007

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Page, W.. 1901. Victoria County History: A History of Norfolk Volume 1. Victoria County History. p275.
<S2>Article in serial: Manning, C. R.. 1859. The Examination of some British Barrows in the Parish of Bergh Apton. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol V pp 180-184. pp 180-184.
<S3>Article in serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 418.
<S4>Serial: Bryant, T.H.. 1890-1910. Norfolk Churches..
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1429 4205-6 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1971. OS/71302 15-6 29-JUN-1971.
<S7>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 3200E (NLA 56/ALC15) 02-AUG-1977.

Related records

10311Parent of: Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)
10309Parent of: Bronze Age round barrow cropmark (Monument)
10310Parent of: Bronze Age round barrow cropmark (Monument)
10308Parent of: Bronze Age round barrow earthwork (Monument)
49490Parent of: Ring ditch cropmark (Monument)
10312Parent of: Site of a Bronze Age round barrow (Monument)

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