Record Details

NHER Number:6132
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age round barrow


The earthwork remains of a Bronze Age round barrow is visible on Blakeney Downs on aerial photographs. This site is scheduled together with the nearby site of NHER 6131, a slightly smaller round barrow to the northwest.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0188 4363
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

About 30m from NHER 6131.
Lower, and more eroded.
About 10cm high.
Ditched bowl.
Mound spread on ditch which is 30cm deep, 2.1m wide, mound 18m diameter.
Discovered 1 September 1934 by R. R. Clarke (NCM) and visited with L. V. Grinsell (NCM) 17 June 1936.

For details of Roman coin and prehistoric pot see NHER 6131.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Mound 28m diameter, 1m high, irregular, grassed; ditch 20m deep, 2m wide.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) February 1976.

21 May 1985.
Observed from fence.
Appeared less significant than in 1975 report.
J. J. Wymer (NAU)

Schedule gives as 17m across, 1.2m high, now scheduled as one with NHER 6131.

August 2002.
Completely masked in thick gorse, with much rabbit disturbance.
It is hoped to remove gorse and control rabbits under a Section 17 agreement.
H. Paterson (A&E), 2 September 2002.

Section 17 Management Agreement signed 28 November 2002.
H. Paterson (A&E), 9 December 2002.

December 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The earthwork remains of a Bronze Age round barrow is visible on Blakeney Downs on a variety of aerial photographs including Hunting Survey 1969 (S1) and, BKS 1988 (S2) vertical aerial photographs and NLA oblique images from 1993 (S6), 1990 (S4), 1989 (S5) and 1977 (S3). This site is scheduled together with the nearby site of NHER 6132 (a slightly smaller round barrow to the northwest), they are scheduled under Scheduled Monument County Number NF221 or Scheduled Monument National Number 21377.
This barrow is centred on NGR TG0188 4363 and has a diameter of approximately 16m and there appears to be a ditch around it.
H. Clare (NMP), 19 December 2002.

July 2004. Visit.
Barrow to south the subject of extensive gorse clearance now shows grass regeneration over a large part of the surface. Much rabbit disturbance.
H. Paterson (A&E), 20 July 2004.

March 2008.
Section 17 agreement renewed, backdated to November 2007.
See (S7).
D. Robertson (NLA), 20 March 2008.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: MF8-9, BZP4.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF161.
---Aerial Photograph: TG 0143/ J.
---Unpublished Document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Section 17 Management Agreement.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1982. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SW 7 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Blakeney.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF161.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF161.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1969. HSL UK/69/949 0134 20-NOV-1969 (Norfolk SMR TG 0143C).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 0739 27-MAY-1988 (NCC 8244).
<S3>Aerial Photograph: 1977. SMR TG 0143B (NLA 53/AKM9) 31-JUL-1977.
<S4>Aerial Photograph: 1990. SMR TG 0143D-E (NLA 275/GEN8-9) 01-AUG-1990.
<S5>Aerial Photograph: 1989. SMR TG 0143F-G (NLA 230/DLC10-11) 29-JUL-1989.
<S6>Aerial Photograph: 1993. SMR TG 0143H-J (NLA 328/HFX20-21) 12-JUL-1993.
<S7>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. 2007-2008. Section 17 Management Agreement.

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