Record Details

NHER Number:6006
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age bowl barrow and inhumation on Overa Heath


In 1931 a bowl barrow was discovered and excavated here. Inside was the burial of a young adult female along with a Middle Bronze Age pygmy cup. However, a visit in 1976 found it hard to locate this barrow. The site was not visible on any of the aerial photographs consulted during the National Mapping Programme.

Images - none


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Map Sheet:TL98NE

Full description

1931. On Overa Heath north of railway below 30.5m (100ft) contour, 76cm (2ft 6in) high; 18m (60ft) diameter; sand. Dug by [1].
Bowl barrow.
Cremated interment of small woman of about 20 years old with Middle Bronze Age pigmy cup (NCM).
R. R. Clarke (NCM) 24 December 1936.

Made mound around 30cm (1ft) high grass covered, 25 paces diameter. No visible ditch.
R.R. Clarke (NCM) and [1] 12 September 1934.

No sign in field of young cereal (S1).
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 12 February 1976.

September 2012. Norfolk NMP.
The site was not visible on any of the consulted aerial photographs.
E. Bales (NMP), 04 September 2012.

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PYGMY CUP (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Apling, H. 1931. Bronze Age Settlements in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol VI Pt IV pp 365-370. p 369.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Quidenham.
<S1>Monograph: Lawson, A.J.. The Barrows of East Anglia.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII 2.

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