Record Details

NHER Number:50590
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of probable Bronze Age round barrow

Summary

The cropmarks of a ring ditch probably represent the remains of a Neolithic to Bronze Age round barrow, are visible on aerial photographs to the east of Police House, Tottenhill.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 63882 10945
Map Sheet:TF61SW
Parish:TOTTENHILL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The linear previously recorded under this number is now NHER 50927.

28 July 1977. NAU aerial photographs.
Cropmark of ring ditch approximately 35m diameter; linear cropmark.
D. Edwards (NAU), 28 May 1980.

September 2007. ALSF NHER Enhancement Sub-Unit D.
Finds from this site are recorded as NHER 16232.
M. Dennis (NLA), 18 September 2007.

March 2008. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of a ring ditch probably represent the remains of a Neolithic to Bronze Age round barrow, are visible on aerial photographs to the east of Police House, Tottenhill (S1-S2). The site is centred on TG 6388 1094. The ring ditch is slightly oval in plan, measuring 30m by 27m. Given this slightly oval shape it is possible that this barrow is Neolithic in date. A Neolithic axehead has been found in close proximity (NHER 16232). Although on the current evidence a Bronze Age date for the ring ditch may be most likely interpretation.
S. Massey (NMP), 14 February 2008.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • OVAL BARROW? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC?)
  • RING DITCH (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC?)
  • ROUND BARROW? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6310 J,K; TF6411 E,F.
<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TF 6310J-K (NLA 49/AJV22-3) 28-JUL-1977.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: ADAS. 1977. ADAS 77-182 43 28-JUL-1977 (NHER TF 6411B).

Related records

16232Related to: Neolithic polished axehead (Find Spot)
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