Record Details

NHER Number:56103
Type of record:Landscape
Name:Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery, Weasenham Heath

Summary

Barrow cemetery predominantly located on the former Weasenham Heath originally comprising over 20 barrows and an oval enclosure. Numerous Neolithic and Bronze Age finds have also been discovered within the landscape.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 85 19
Map Sheet:TF81NE
Parish:LITCHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
WEASENHAM ALL SAINTS, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
WELLINGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2011.
Barrow cemetery predominantly located on the former Weasenham Heath.
Currently 12 barrows are extant, many in woodland with some retained in arable fields or surviving as slight earthworks. A further six have been completely levelled through ploughing and two on Weasenham Lyngs were totally excavated in the 1970s. An additional eight or nine ring ditches have been identified within the area from aerial photographs. Eleven of the barrows are currently scheduled.
An oval earthwork enclosure (NHER 3661) was located close to the barrows on Weasenham Lyngs and was also partially excavated in the 1970s although its function remains unclear.
Numerous Neolithic and Bronze Age finds have also been discovered within the landscape.
K.Powell (HES), 7 September 2011.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources - none

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