Record Details

NHER Number:52279
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age roundhouse

Summary

Cropmarks of a ring ditch, proven by excavation to be an Iron Age roundhouse within the Harford Farm excavation area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2245 0432
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of a ring ditch, proven by excavation to relate to an Iron Age roundhouse, are visible on aerial photographs (S1) within the area of the Harford Farm excavation area on the route of the Southern Bypass (NHER 9794), which forms the parent record for the excavations and associated cropmarks. The site is centred on TG 2245 0432. This roundhouse (structure 3004 in excavation report) (S2) was 12m in diameter and consisted of a ring of post-holes with a sub-rectangular porch aligned NW-SE, as were other Iron Age domestics structures and fence lines excavated, see NHER 52314 for discussion and (S2). The cropmark was not sufficiently clear to reveal the individual post-holes, as at NHER 52277, and was only visible as a complete ring ditch, measuring 11.5-13m in diameter. It is possible that the ring is the remains of the eaves-drip gully from the roof or it may relate to the ring of posts itself.
S. Horlock (NMP), 23 November 2009.

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1980. NHER TG 2204ABF (NLA 95/APW9) 15-JUL-1980.
<S2>Monograph: Ashwin, T.. 2000. Norwich Southern Bypass Project.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 91 & 92.

Related records

9794Part of: Multi-period site at Harford Farm (Monument)
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